One Student And One Adult Chaperone Tragically Killed After A School Bus Slammed Into a Truck

Police say the middle schoolers were out for a field trip when the accident occurred.

One student and one adult chaperone were pronounced dead after a school bus collided with a a dump truck on a New Jersey highway Thursday.

The tragic accident took place just before 10:30 a.m. crash on Route 80 near exit 25. As a result of the crash, the undercarriage of the bus was completely ripped off the bus and it was left totally demolished on its side, reported News 4.

According to WPVI-TV, 45 other injuries have been reported.

Officials said the bus came from East Brook Middle School, which had a fifth-grade class trip to Waterloo Village scheduled on its calendar for today. New Jersey police has reason to believe the students on the bus were on the field trip, yet the school has not verified this information.

Saint Clare's Denville Hospital and Dover Hospital emergency departments have received 10 patients, a spokesperson told News 4.

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

Gov. Murphy has also been briefed on the situation, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the crash.

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