Shalita Harris, 29, faces charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the Jan. 29 crash in which a 6-year-old student was ejected.
Richard Proffitt of Virginia was standing behind a bus at a transportation facility when it fatally struck him.
A 6-year-old Georgia girl dies the day after her school bus overturns. Four students and the bus driver are treated for minor injuries.
The latest national report shows that for three of the six passing vehicle fatalities, the bus had not yet fully stopped, so the red lights and stop arm were not activated.
In 2016, a Massachusetts student was dragged and then run over by Tendzin Parsons’ bus. Parsons is sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to negligent motor vehicle homicide.
The state medical examiner finds that the driver and the student on board both died from “smoke and soot inhalation and thermal injuries” in the Dec. 12 school bus fire.
Authorities file preliminary charges of manslaughter and involuntary injury against the driver. Six students were killed in the crash.
New information indicates that the driver in the November 2016 Chattanooga crash took a phone call at the time, prosecutors say.
At issue in the investigation is whether the safety barriers at the railroad crossing were open or closed when the bus moved onto the tracks.
The school bus driver and one student were the only occupants. Authorities say it appears that the driver had backed into a ditch when the fire broke out.
A 5-year-old girl dies and more than 20 students are injured when their bus runs off the road and hits a tree, authorities say.
The agency reports that a total of 39,339 people died in accidents in all modes of transportation in 2016, up from 37,309 in 2015.
Federal statistics show that more students outside the school bus are killed by the bus itself than by other vehicles.