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Family ID’s Paramus Teacher Killed in I-80 School Bus Crash in Mount Olive Township

By kcora on
Mount Olive

The family has identified an East Brook Middle School teacher killed in Thursday’s school bus crash on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive.

Kevin Kennedy, husband of 51-year-old Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy, released the following statement last night:

“My beautiful bride and I have been in total love every day of our lives since the day our eyes met on May 5th, 1994. I am in shock, devastated and totally crushed by today's tragedy to both sides of the Williamson-Kennedy families, the community she taught and the thousands of students and their families she was very proud to serve."

Officials confirmed that a teacher and a female student from East Brook Middle School were among the fatalities in yesterday’s I-80 crash in Mount Olive.

According to authorities, shortly before 10:30 a.m. a school bus carrying students and teachers from East Brook Middle School in Paramus was headed to Waterloo Village when the bus crashed with a dump truck on I-80 West in Mount Olive Township.

The identity of the child killed has not been released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Photo: Kevin Kennedy