May 17, 2018
A deadly collision in New Jersey killed a child and teacher when a dump truck crashed into a school bus carrying students on their way to a field trip.
The crash occurred around 10 a.m. on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township. Forty-three people aboard the bus were injured and taken to the hospital, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said during a news conference Thursday afternoon. Many of the injured are still in area hospitals for treatment or surgery.
The bus from East Brook Middle School was traveling on Interstate 80, west of exit 25, when it collided with the dump truck.
DEADLY CRASH: Law enforcement sources tell ABC News at least two people were killed when a school bus carrying middle schoolers collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, with the bus seen on its side and several injuries reported. https://t.co/sOIjBcwXAt pic.twitter.com/bznBvyuaKU— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 17, 2018
Authorities have not yet provided other details about the crash.
At the scene, the school bus appeared to be separated from its undercarriage, northjersey.com reported.
Frightening photo of a mangled school bus after a crash on Interstate 80 in New Jersey. At least 10 people, including students injured. #Fox35 https://t.co/9xcqla7Flm Photo credit: @WCAlerts pic.twitter.com/B8SexkNtTP— Amy Kaufeldt (@Fox35Amy) May 17, 2018