A dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students in New Jersey on Thursday morning, according to multiple outlets.
The crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. local time along Route 80 near Mount Olive Township, according to NBC New York. State Police confirmed the accident in a tweet, and told the Associated Press that multiple victims were sent to the hospital.
#NJSP investigating serious MVA westbound on I-80 @ MP 25 in Mount Olive Twp, Morris County involving a school bus and dump truck. All lanes shut down. No further information available at this time. #Alert
— NJSP – State Police (@NJSP) May 17, 2018
Sources with knowledge of the situation told NBC 4 New York that at least two passengers are dead. Neither state police nor the Paramus Police Department would confirm casualties to PEOPLE.
State police told PEOPLE more information would be released at a press conference.
Pictures from the scene posted to social media show the school bus tipped on its side with its front end and undercarriage torn to pieces and scattered along the highway.
“There’s an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by State Police,” Mt. Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told NorthJersey.com following news of the tragic accident. “It’s a horrific scene.”
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Atlantic Health System public information officer Anna Scalora told NorthJersey.com that Morristown Medical Center had accepted victims but could not comment on their condition.
“It’s still an active situation,” Scalora said.
NTSB is gathering information on New Jersey school bus crash. Information will be released as it becomes available.
— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) May 17, 2018
In a statement posted to Twitter, the National Transportation and Safety Bureau said it “is gathering information on New Jersey school bus crash. Information will be released as it becomes available.”
This is a developing story, please check back for more information.
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