Multiple People Killed in Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck

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

HORROR IN NJ: School Bus & Dump Truck Collide On Route 80; Fatalities Reported, Many Injured

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco praises the work and the effort of the emergency responders.

Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia told The Record that students were told to return to homeroom on Thursday morning.

A school bus on Interstate 80 following an accident with a garbage truck on May 17, 2018 in Mount Olive Township.

The truck involved in the crash was registered to Mendez Trucking, of Belleville, and had "In God We Trust" emblazoned on the back of it.

It happened in Mount Olive Thursday as the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site 50 miles west of New York City.

WNBC cites law enforcement sources who say at least one person is dead.

At the scene, the school bus appeared to be separated from its undercarriage, northjersey.com reported.

Seven adults, including the driver, and 38 students were on board the bus, Murphy said, and 43 people of those 45 were injured and hospitalized. Morristown Medical Center and Hackettstown also received patients, though it wasn't clear how many.

She said students did not find out about the accident until they arrived back at school.

An 11-year-old boy sitting in the fourth row of the bus told News 4, "I heard like a scraping noise and then the bus tilted over, and a lot of people were screaming".

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been briefed on the crash, according to Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna.

The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office and New Jersey State Police are investigating. "It's a horrific scene". She said she rushed to the school after hearing the news.

A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby, about 50 miles west of NY. He calls the crash a "tragedy". School bus crashes killed 902 people in other vehicles over that span.

They found out about the crash at school, the student said.

Images taken at the scene and posted to social media show the bus on its side in the median with heavy damage to the front end. The exact number and extent injuries was not immediately known.

A school bus has collided with a garbage truck in New Jersey, US. Mount Olive township confirmed to a local paper that students from their district were not involved.

Authorities say a school bus and dump truck have collided on a New Jersey highway and multiple people are injured. A piece of the front end, with the steering wheel visible, was laying on top of the metal barrier separating the highway from the median.

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