School Bus Crash in New Jersey Kills At Least 2, Reports Say
At least two people were killed and dozens were injured when a school bus carrying middle school students from Paramus was involved in an collision with a dump truck on I-80 in Mount Olive, New Jersey, on May 17, according to multiple reports.
Several local media outlets reported that a student and an adult had died.
Images showed the bus had been ripped from its chassis and ended on its side, with debris strewn across Interstate 80 west.
The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the incident, NorthJersey.com reported, as were the New Jersey State Police.
The bus was reported to be carrying fifth-grade students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus for a field trip to Waterloo Village.
A few hours after the crash, Governor Phil Murphy tweeted that he had arrived at East Brook Middle School, describing it as “the local command center for the school bus crash earlier today on Route 80.” Credit: Amy Paterson, New Jersey Herald via Storyful