Children were on bus that crashed with truck

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway

Multiple people injured in serious crash between school bus, dump truck

A school bus and dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway Thursday, ripping apart the bus, knocking it on its side and injuring multiple people, according to police.

The body of the bus came completely off its chassis.

The school bus was on its side on the median with its front end sheared off. It happened around 9:30 a.m. with a bus carrying middle school students from the Paramus school district.

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.

The school bus was on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive and the front end of the bus appeared to be crushed or ripped off.

UPDATE- On I-80 eastbound, right and center lanes reopened near Exit 25 - Rte. A school district official said its superintendent was preparing a statement.

School bus and truck collide on New Jersey highway
'Horrific' school bus crash in New Jersey

It is unclear how many students were aboard the bus and state police didn't know how serious the injuries were. The accident occurred on Route 80 in Morris County.

Hackettstown Medical Center told News 12 New Jersey they are receiving 10 patients from the crash.

Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash.

Mount Olive police say westbound traffic is being diverted off Route 80 at exit 26 and to expect heavy delays along Route 46.

This is a breaking news story.

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