At Least 2 Dead in NJ Highway Crash Between School Bus, Dump Truck

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a school bus and dump truck collision, injuring multiple people, on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Ambulances rushed to the scene of a “major accident” Thursday morning on a New Jersey highway, where a school bus and a dump truck collided.

“A call about the collision on Route 80 westbound near exit 25 in Stanhope came in shortly after 10 a.m… police radio indicated there may have been more than three dozen kids on the bus at the time of the accident,” NBC 4 New York reports.

The crash resulted in at least two deaths and “significant injuries” requiring over a dozen ambulances, according to NBC New York.

Several photos and videos of the scene have appeared online:

A dump truck sits near the scene after a collision with a school bus in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Jay Faltings via AP)

The front of the school bus was reportedly badly damaged in the crash and various parts of the vehicle were seen laying on the highway. “The front of the bus is barely recognizable,” News 4 reports.

A source tells NBC 4 News that the bus, which says “Paramus Board of Education” along the side, could belong to East Brook Middle School in Paramus — a public school with approximately 650 students enrolled, ranging from grade 5-8.

10 patients involved in the crash are being sent to Hackettstown Medical Center for treatment, according to local outlet News 12, while others were sent to Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital.

This story is developing.

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