Families begin to identify victims of fatal Chattanooga school bus crash

9-year-old Cordayja Jones was one of the five victims. Family photo via WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Five elementary school children were killed Monday when their bus ran into a tree and light pole in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Kirk Kelly, the interim superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, confirmed the deaths on Tuesday and said three of the children were in the fourth grade, one was in first grade, and another in kindergarten.

The family of 9-year-old Cordayja Jones confirmed she is one of the five victims.

A second student, 6-year-old D’Myunn Brown, was also confirmed to be a victim of the crash by his family. He was a first grade student.

The identities of the other students have not yet been released.

6-year-old D’Myunn Brown was in the first grade.


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