School bus col­lides with truck; teacher, stu­dent killed

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

MOUNT OLIVE | 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.

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

The wreck took place on In­ter­state 80 about 50 miles west of New York. The truck was regis­tered to Men­dez Truck­ing, of Belleville.

There were 45 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 38 stu­dents, on the bus. Forty-three peo­ple from the bus and the truck driver were taken to three area hos­pi­tals.

The bus was owned by the school dis­trict and equipped with seat belts, ac­cord­ing to Para­mus schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Michele Robin­son.

The bus was tak­ing stu­dents from East Brook Mid­dle School to Water­loo Vil­lage, a historic site de­pict­ing a Le­nape In­dian com­mu­nity and a on­cethriv­ing port about five miles from the crash scene.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.