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Multiple People Killed in Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck

Multiple People Killed in Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck

"It's a tough day here in Paramus", Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco told reporters. He told HLN Thursday there were possible ejections in the crash.

The crash occurred around 10 a.m. on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Township.

A student and teacher are dead after a full-size school bus collided with a dump truck on a major New Jersey highway Thursday, a violent accident that ripped the undercarriage completely off the bus and left it demolished on its side in the median.

All lanes of Interstate 80 have been shut down.

The news of the deadly bus crash caused a chaotic scene inside the school as frantic parents rushed in to pick up their children. The AP reports other victims were taken to several area hospitals, including Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Health, St. Clare's Dover Hospital and St. Clare's Denville Hospital.

"They were young kids", he said.

Multiple people were injured in the collision, though it was not immediately clear how many.

It is unclear how many students were aboard the bus. He says he thinks something hit a vehicle behind the bus. Saying "we're thankful to God that everything was OK" with his child, he added, "I hope the other kids are OK".

He said people escaped through emergency exits on the roof and in the back of the vehicle.

"Everyone's trying to make sense of this", Murphy said after meeting with teachers.

Robinson said that the district was cancelling school trips for the rest of the year.

"We had every injury type you can imagine for a scenario like this", said Jeff Paul, Morris County Director of Emergency Management.

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Mount Olive Township is about 50 miles west of New York City.

"The only thing I will say is to pray for East brook and pray for Paramus".

In the immediate aftermath of the accident, Murphy tweeted his reaction: "Our hearts are broken by today's tragedy".

The NTSB investigates civil transportation accidents, such as plane and train crashes.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that one adult and one student were killed.

The red dump truck that collided with the bus was registered with Mendez Trucking, and appeared to have a mangled front end. "It's just a frightful, terrible scene", one woman said.

The Paramus school district said in a statement that the students were headed to the Waterloo Village historic site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the East Brook Middle School. Officials also did not confirm if the children were wearing seat belts, which they said were installed on the bus. The student says that the other children were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The bus that crashed on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Thursday morning was from the Paramus school district.

Pupils of the fifth class went to Waterloo Village, a recreated 19th century town, which is a few miles from the crash site.

Mendez trucks have racked up more than 130 violations in the last two years, according to FMCSA, including 27 for excessive weight, 17 for leaking, spilling or falling cargo and four speeding violations - three of them this year.

"It's a horrific scene", Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told The Record. "A lot of people were injured".

The bus landed on its side in the median with heavy damage to the front end.