2 dead, some critically hurt after school bus full of 5th-graders slams off highway

The bus was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey.
2:54 | 05/17/18

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Transcript for 2 dead, some critically hurt after school bus full of 5th-graders slams off highway
The boss was one of three headed on a field trip for fifth grade class but before it reaches destination. It violently collided with a dump truck it crashed with such force that you can see the bus was ripped apart. All of this happening on route eighty in mount olive earlier today. Right now we know that'll least two people were killed one adult and one child and eleven others are still in the hospital at this hour. We have several reporters covering the crash and the investigation we're gonna begin with Eyewitness News reporter got a mile she is live at the scene for us starlet. I'm glad we're still here I eighty westbound all lanes are still closed that buses still blocking the roadway. I eighty eastbound is still at a crawl. And again as you mention the violent force with which this accident happened it almost takes your few moments to calibrate your eyes didn't real live. That the bus it into peace is as opposed to be two separate vehicles. We spoke to an eyewitness you came down and saw those fifth graders coming out of the back of that bus crying. And afraid. You can tell that there really shaken. They seem like a couple of. The median of I eighty becomes a triage unit. This picture taken just moments after the crash shows emergency crews helping six people but this red dump truck that ran a school bus so hard. It ripped the undercarriage from the body of the bus that was that's true in the opposite direction. You can hear the tires screech and then you heard it you could you actually hear the bus hitting a guardrail. And then he went over there. The by the time we even got over there are those other people there. It happened around 10:30 Thursday morning the westbound lanes of I already announced olive the dump truck stopped about a half a mile away on the interstate. The mangled front. I received a message that there was an accident involving a school bus and a dump truck at exit 25 on route eighty westbound. That involve possible only Chad Mendes. Two people died dozens of others were raised to the hospital. As a precaution new Jersey state troopers used cadaver dogs. To search the wooded area near the crash site for more potential victim. The victims a bus load full 455 grade each middle school and ran it all on a field trip to Waterloo village in Sussex County. I think I scene of the school bus driver. What condition US. He was heard was injured they. Bernie form. I get a live look here at our route eighty in inner city rather in mount olive we are waiting a press conference from. Governor Phil Murphy who is in program as he will be briefing everyone and we the first update. On this crash that we've been awaiting all day so that will happen momentarily. For now reporting live in mount olive darling miles channel seven Eyewitness News.

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