School bus crash in Mt. Olive Township, NJ, kills 2, injures 45

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In photos of the crash scene, the middle school school bus can be seen on its side in the middle of Route 80 near Mount Olive Township, which is about 50 miles west of New York City. The crash occurred when a school bus filled with middle schoolers collided with a dump truck and slammed off a NJ highway!

Mount Olive Police are said family members of those students aboard the bus should contact Paramus Police at (201) 262-3400 for more information. Police expect heavy traffic and delays.

Authorities say multiple people have been injured and hospitalized.

All lanes of Interstate 80 have been shut down.

A sign outside of the school, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the crash site, informed people to go to the auditorium for updates on the accident and the school was offering crisis counseling.

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. A school district official said its superintendent was preparing a statement. Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told HLN that there are fears some may have been ejected from one of the vehicles involved in the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information on the crash, a spokesman said.

The bus was among a group of three transporting students to Waterloo Village, a history site about five miles from the scene of the crash, for a fifth-grade class trip. "I believe both patients are schoolchildren", she said.

Morristown Medical Center and Hackettstown also received patients, though they have not said how many.

St. Joseph's Health public relations manager Pam Garretson said two children were being evaluated in the emergency room.

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