School bus crashes in New Jersey

By Veronica Rocha and Brian Ries, CNN
4:56 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018
4:46 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

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4:41 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

Governor says "everybody was injured" and sent to hospitals in deadly school bus crash

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said 45 students and teachers were on the school bus that collided with a dump truck today on Interstate 80.

A student and teacher were killed, and the remaining 43 passengers were hospitalized, he said.

The driver of the dump truck is alive and possibly hospitalized, Murphy said.

"Everybody was injured," he said.

4:20 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

Counseling will be available for students tomorrow

Schools will be open tomorrow and crisis counselors will be present to assist the children and the staff, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said.

Evening actives are canceled for today and tomorrow.

Dr. Michele Robinson, the school district's superintendent added: "We are devastated by today’s events. We are coming together as a community. We will ensure that students coming tomorrow are treated with a crisis team so that we can lend support to our students and our families in Paramus."

4:29 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

At least 2 people killed and 43 injured in bus crash, governor says

A teacher and student were killed and 43 others were injured in today's bus crash in the Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Some of the 43 injured are in critical condition and undergoing surgery at local hospitals, Murphy said, though he did not provide further information on how many.

1:20 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

NTSB is gathering information on bus crash

 

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on today's school bus crash in New Jersey.

1:07 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

What the scene of the crash looks like

A school bus and a dump truck collided in the Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey, police say. At least two schoolchildren have been hospitalized.

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.

12:47 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

School bus was coming from East Brook Middle School in Paramus

From CNN's Julia Jones

The bus involved in a crash was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, according to a school official.

A spokesperson for the Paramus School Board Superintendent says they would put out a statement soon.

12:39 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

2 schoolchildren were taken to a hospital

From CNN's Carma Hassan

Two patients from today's crash are being assessed at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, said Pam Garretson, a spokeswoman for St. Joseph’s Health.

“I believe both patients are schoolchildren,” Garretson told CNN.

12:37 p.m. ET, May 17, 2018

Bystander's photos show horrific scene of bus crash

Alan Fulton captured images of authorities responding to the bus crash in Morris County, New Jersey. “The scene was as horrific as you thought it would be with a bus full of kids ripped off the frame,” Fulton told CNN.