School bus collides with truck; teacher, student killed
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.