Durham CEO gives emotional video apology after deadly school bus crash
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-Wednesday Durham School Services released a video on YouTube addressing this week’s bus crash that killed 5 children. CEO David A. Duke was tearful and choked up during the two minute message.
“Nothing that I can say can take away the pain and grief for these families,” he said. “What I can say is that I am deeply sorry for the children that were taken from their families with so much life before them.”
The school bus involved was operated by Durham. The driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, is now charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
Duke said his company is cooperating fully with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and local law enforcement.
“My responsibility is now to look for answers. Answers about why this tragedy occurred, answers about how we can make sure this never ever happens again.”