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Full school bus collides with dump truck on NJ highway – 2 dead, dozens injured

A school bus collided with a dump truck on a N.J. highway. (Photo: Alan Fulton)
May 17, 2018

This story has been updated as more information became available.

UPDATE, 5:00 p.m. EST – Two people have died and 43 others are injured after a school bus collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway on Thursday.

One student and an adult chaperone are dead.

There were 38 students and seven adults on the bus at the time of the crash.

UPDATE, 1:17 p.m. EST – A student and an adult chaperone are dead following a school bus crash in New Jersey, NBC News 4 has reported, citing sources familiar with the investigation.

There are also multiple injuries reported.

A full-size school bus and a dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway on Thursday morning, and multiple injures were reported.

The school bus was very badly damaged, as early photos of the crash surfaced on social media and showed a bus on its side, the undercarriage completely ripped off.

The crash took place on Route 80 westbound in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State Police said.

The bus was apparently filled with children, and multiple injuries are reported.

There is currently no information about the number of children on the bus or their names, nor the nature of the injuries.

NBC News 4 reported:

“Photos obtained by News 4 shows the heavily damaged bus on its side in the median, surrounded by dozens of emergency and law enforcement vehicles. The front of it is barely recognizable, a mangled chunk of broken-apart machinery spread from the highway shoulder lane through the guardrail and into the grassy median, where police and first responders are seen tending to stunned children. The undercarriage with the bus wheels lies perpendicular to the overturned bus, stretching out over multiple lanes of the highway.

The side of the bus says Paramus Board of Education, according to Mount Olive Township Mayor Rob Greenbaum.”

The dump truck was also damaged in the crash.