The National Transportation Safety Board today released a two-page report on the fatal Woodmore Elementary school bus crash.
The preliminary report provides few new details about the Nov. 21 crash. The NTSB's investigation is ongoing and the final report will take months to complete.
"The school bus was equipped with multiple systems capable of recording and transmitting event-related data," the preliminary report states. "NTSB investigators continue to collect and analyze these data."
The report also details the events leading up to the crash, describing the curves and speed limit posted on Talley Road in Brainerd.
The 24-year-old driver Johnthony Walker lost control of the bus, carrying 37 students, as it traveled southbound on Talley Road.
"Preliminary information suggests that, at the time of the crash, the driver had deviated from his normal route," the report states.
Hamilton County Schools contracts it busing services out to Durham School Services, and the company employed Walker. According to Durham's CEO David Duke, Walker was driving the route in reverse the day of the crash.
According to the NTSB report, the bus collided with a utility pole, after swerving off the road the left.
"Following the collision, the bus overturned onto its right side and subsequently collided with a tree, which caused the rood of the bus to collapse inward," the report states.
Six kids were killed in the crash, and 31 students were injured.
Preliminary toxicology test results were negative for alcohol and illicit drugs, according to the report. According to Walker's personnel file, he had two minor crashes while driving a school bus prior to the fatal crash.
Previous court testimony points to the speed Walker was driving -- 20 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit -- as a cause of the crash.
Walker faces charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.