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Bus company CEO apologizes for Chattanooga crash in emotional video

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Durham School Services CEO David A. Duke responds to the Chattanooga school bus crash that killed five children.

Duke becomes emotional while discussing Monday’s tragedy.

“I’ve really struggled to get my mind around what’s happened in Chattanooga,” Duke said. “I’ve struggled with what to say.”

In the video, Duke apologizes for the crash.

“I can’t fathom the anguish of the parents of the children involved in this accident, and it involved one of my company’s buses,” Duke said.

Johnthony Walker, 24, worked for the contract transportation company. He is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Duke said Durham School Services will cooperate fully with the investigation.

“My responsibility now is to look for answers, answers about why this tragedy occurred and answers to make sure that this never, never happens again,” he said.