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Bus accident kills 2, injures 42 in New Jersey

By the CNN Wire Staff

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Fatal bus crash, dozens injured
  • 42 people are taken to the hospital
  • Five people are in a local hospital's trauma unit
  • The driver was ejected through the front window
  • The bus was traveling from New York's Chinatown to Philadelphia

(CNN) -- A bus accident along the New Jersey Turnpike near East Brunswick killed two people and injured 42 others Monday night, state police said.

The 50-year-old bus driver was killed when he was ejected through the front window, according to Sgt. Stephen Jones. A second person died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Brunswick. Five others are in the hospital's trauma unit.

The "driver for some reason lost control ... struck a guide rail and a concrete abutment," Jones said.

The bus "appears to have entered grass on center median & hit overpass support, then hit embankment on right of road," according to the official Twitter account of the state police.

The accident involving a Super Luxury Tours bus took place near Exit 9 on the turnpike, according to Jones. The bus was traveling from New York's Chinatown to Philadelphia.

Super Luxury Tours, Inc. is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, according to police.

CNN's Jason Kessler contributed to this story