UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, one adult and one student were killed when a dump truck and school bus collide on a New Jersey highway.
The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District. A fifth grade class trip from the district was scheduled for Waterloo Village, a historic site about five miles away from the crash scene.
(ABC News) - At least two people were killed when a school bus full of middle schoolers collided with a dump truck and slammed off a New Jersey highway this morning, two law enforcement officials told ABC News.
Photos from the chaotic scene show the school bus on its side in the median of Route 80 near Mount Olive Township.
Injuries were reported but the extent of the injuries were not immediately clear, according to the police department in Mount Olive Township, which is about 50 miles west of New York City.
The school bus had markings for the Paramus School District. A fifth grade class trip from the district was scheduled for Waterloo Village, a historic site about five miles away from the crash scene. A school district official said its superintendent was preparing a statement.
Morristown Medical Center has received an unknown number of patients from the accident, a medical center spokeswoman said.
The bus was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, Paramus Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg said.
Multiple ambulances were on the scene and police said Route 80 was closed in both directions.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 18 for the latest information.