School bus col­lides with dump truck

The Maui News - - NEWS -

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. — A school bus tak­ing chil­dren on a field trip to a New Jersey his­toric site col­lided with a dump truck Thurs­day, rip­ping the bus apart and killing a teacher and stu­dent.

The crash left the bus ly­ing on its side on the guardrail of In­ter­state 80 in Mount Olive, its un­der­car­riage and front end sheared off and its steer­ing wheel ex­posed. Some of the vic­tims crawled out of the emer­gency exit in the back and an es­cape hatch on the roof. More than 40 peo­ple were taken to area hos­pi­tals.

“I heard a scrap­ing sound and we top­pled over the high­way,” said stu­dent Theo Ancevski, who was sit­ting in the fourth row of the bus and was treated at a hos­pi­tal for cuts and scrapes. “A lot of peo­ple were scream­ing and hang­ing from their seat­belts.”

New Jersey Gov. Phil Mur­phy said that one adult and one stu­dent were killed. Mur­phy said the driver of the truck was alive at the hos­pi­tal, but of­fi­cials didn’t re­veal his con­di­tion.

The front end of the red dump truck was man­gled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles west of New York. The truck was reg­is­tered to Men­dez Truck­ing, of Belleville, and had “In God We Trust” em­bla­zoned on the back of it.

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