2 dead, 43 injured in horror crash between school bus and truck in New Jersey (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The bus was carrying middle school students from the town of Paramus when the incident took place. Photos and videos from the scene of the incident show the body of the bus was ripped from its chassis. The front of the bus has also been completely destroyed. The dump truck was mostly intact.
Governor Phil Murphy told a news conference that the bus was carrying 38 students and seven adults, including the driver. "Some patients are in critical condition and currently undergoing surgery, so please keep everybody in your prayers," Murphy added, confirming two fatalities - a student and a teacher.
"We had every injury type that you can imagine for a scenario like this. It's tragic," said Morris County Office Of Emergency Management Director Jeff Paul. "The children were all over, outside."
#NJSP investigating serious MVA westbound on I-80 @ MP 25 in Mount Olive Twp, Morris County involving a school bus and dump truck. All lanes shut down. No further information available at this time. #Alert— NJSP - State Police (@NJSP) May 17, 2018
Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said the bus is "mangled" following the accident. "There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police. It's a horrific scene," Greenbaum said.
The bus was carrying students from Eastbrook Middle School in Paramus on a field trip to a nearby historic village, officials said. Authorities said details of the crash were not being released pending an investigation.
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