Two dead as school bus crashes with truck in New Jersey

Emergency personnel examine a school bus after it collided with a dump truck injuring multiple people on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive N.J. Thursday

Emergency personnel examine a school bus after it collided with a dump truck injuring multiple people on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive N.J. Thursday

We will remind, in the USA state of new Jersey the school bus was carrying children on a tour, and dump truck collided on a country road, as a result, the bus overturned on the roof and received significant damage. Some of the 43 injured are in critical condition and undergoing surgery at local hospitals, Murphy said, though he did not provide further information on how many.

The bus from East Brook Middle School was traveling on Interstate 80, west of exit 25, when it collided with the dump truck.

Students on two other buses on the field trip returned to the school about 50 miles from the crash site and were reunited with their parents, said Paramus police commissioner Holly Tedesco.

K-9 units were seen searching wooded areas near the crash scene, NBC 4 NY reported.

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum called the accident "horrific" in an interview with ABC New York station WABC-TV.

He told HLN Thursday there were possible ejections in the crash.

A man at the front desk of a company connected to a license plate on the dump truck said it's not clear what happened, but he did confirm the driver left the facility Thursday morning and got into the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board said via Twitter that it was "gathering information" on the crash.

The Morris County prosecutor's office said that there were multiple fatalities in the crash, but it declined to say how many or reveal the victims' identities before their families are notified.


Phil Murphy says the crash has killed a student and a teacher.

"Photos obtained by News 4 shows the heavily damaged bus on its side in the median, surrounded by dozens of emergency and law enforcement vehicles".

"A lot of people were injured", he said.

The Paramus school district said in a statement that the students were headed to the Waterloo Village historic site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the East Brook Middle School.

Students at East Brook Middle School, a public school serving roughly 650 students in grades 5 through 8, were picked up early from school - they found out about the accident when other students were crying in the halls. "Students will be dismissed from school".

Authorities say a school bus and dump truck have collided on a New Jersey highway and multiple people are injured.

Where did the New Jersey school bus crash occur?

The front of the bus was mangled and the vehicle was missing its wheels.

New Jersey State Police are investigating the collision.

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