At least two people have reportedly died following an accident involving a school bus and a dump truck on highway Route 80 near Mount Olive, New Jersey, on Thursday, May 17, according to NBC 4 NY.
The school bus was from East Brook Middle School located in Paramus, New Jersey, Paramus Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg said. The school's calendar shows a scheduled fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village in Stanhope.
All lanes of Interstate 80 have been shut down.
The bus landed on its side in the median with heavy damage to the front end. Raw video from the scene: Around a dozen people remain hospitalized, one with critical injuries.
Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia says that fellow students who had brothers and sisters on the bus started crying after news of the crash reached the school. This line will be updated as needed.
Authorities say a school bus and dump truck have collided on a New Jersey highway and multiple people are injured.
Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum described the crash scene as "horrific".
New Jersey State Police tweeted the legislation enforcement company was investigating a "severe" motorcar accident involving a college bus and dump truck. Multiple people were taken to three hospitals.
I-80 is closed in both directions.
The injured were being rushed to at least two area hospitals.
Morristown Medical Center spokeswoman Elaine Andrecovich said they have received some people from the accident, but she did not have a number available and could not say how many were children.
At least two of the victims have been sent to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson. She said they were being evaluated and treated, but she did not have ages or conditions. It's a popular spot for school trips.