The Latest: 2 killed in crash of school bus, dump truck

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MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) – The Latest on a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local):

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4:10 p.m.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the crash of a dump truck and a school bus taking children to a field trip has killed a student and a teacher.

A boy who was on the bus says the bus fell over and people were left “hanging from their seat belts.”

The yellow school bus was left on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive on Thursday with its front end crushed or ripped off. A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby.

The Paramus (puh-RAM’-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site near the crash scene.

Authorities say multiple people have been injured and hospitalized.

The Democratic governor went to the school and says his heart is “broken by today’s tragedy.”

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3:40 p.m.

A boy who was on a New Jersey school bus that collided with a dump truck says the bus fell over and people were left “hanging from their seat belts.”

Prosecutors say multiple people were killed but haven’t said how many.

Theo Ancevski says he was sitting in the fourth row from the front of the bus, which was taking students from East Brook Middle School to a historic site on Thursday. He says he thinks something hit a vehicle behind the bus. He says he “heard a scraping sound” and the bus “toppled over.”

He says some people fled through the bus’ rear exit and others escaped through the emergency exit in the roof.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says his heart is “broken.”

The Paramus (puh-RAM’-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students to Waterloo Village, a historic site.

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3:20 p.m.

A New Jersey prosecutor’s office says the crash of a dump truck and a school bus taking children to a field trip has killed multiple people.

The Morris County prosecutor’s office confirms “there are fatalities as a result of this crash” but hasn’t said how many.

The school bus was left on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive on Thursday with its front end crushed or ripped off. A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby.

The Paramus (puh-RAM’-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site near the crash scene.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says his heart is “broken.”

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2:35 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s not investigating the crash of a dump truck and a school bus taking children to a field trip at a New Jersey historic site.

The school bus was left on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive on Thursday with its front end crushed or ripped off. A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby.

Authorities say multiple people have been injured and hospitalized.

The Paramus (puh-RAM’-uhs) school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, near the crash scene.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy went to the school and says his heart is “broken.”

The NTSB investigates civil transportation accidents, such as plane and train crashes.

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2:10 p.m.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says his heart is “broken” by the crash of a dump truck and a school bus taking children to a field trip at a state historic site.

The school bus was left on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive on Thursday with its front end crushed or ripped off. A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of New York.

Authorities say multiple people have been injured and hospitalized.

The Paramus school district says the bus was taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, near the crash scene.

The Democratic governor went to the school. He calls the crash a “tragedy.”

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This item has been corrected to show the governor went to the school, not the scene of the crash; it’s unclear if he went to the scene.

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1:30 p.m.

A New Jersey school district says that a school bus taking kids to a field trip was involved in a crash with a dump truck that left multiple people injured.

The Paramus school district said in a statement that the students were headed to the Waterloo Village historic site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the East Brook Middle School.

State police say that an unknown number of children were on the bus and multiple victims have been sent to the hospital.

The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia says that fellow students who had brothers and sisters on the bus started crying after news of the crash reached the school.

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12:15 p.m.

A school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey had markings for a school district that had a scheduled class trip to a nearby historic site.

The bus that crashed on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive Thursday morning was from the Paramus school district.

A fifth grade class in the district was scheduled to visit Waterloo Village about five miles from the crash site.

State police say that an unknown number of children were on the bus and multiple victims have been sent to the hospital.

The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

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11:45 a.m.

State police in New Jersey say that an unknown number of children were on a bus that collided with a dump truck, sending multiple victims to the hospital.

The bus and truck collided on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive on Thursday morning.

The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum described it as a “horrific scene.”

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11:35 a.m.

Authorities say a school bus and dump truck have collided on a New Jersey highway and multiple people are injured.

The school bus was on its side on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive with its front end sheared off.

Hackettstown Police Sgt. Darren Tynan told The Record that multiple people were taken to a hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn’t known.

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