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Police Have Identified the Elizabeth Bus Driver Killed on Garden State Parkway

Elizabeth Tinton Falls

Police have identified a Passaic man as the victim in Tuesday’s fatal crash.

Shortly after 9 a.m. a van on a traveling on a left local lane came to aid a disabled van parked on the right shoulder of the express lane near milepost 107, state police spokeswoman Trooper Alina Spies said.

Another white van traveling in the left local lane lost control, struck the vans and continued into the grass median, where it struck three pedestrians, Spies said.

Pedro Guerrero, 48, of Passaic, who was the driver of one of the vans, was killed in the crash, Spies. The Elizabeth Board of Education released a statement yesterday that said. ““The van had a flat and was pulled over to receive service, when a vehicle travelling along the highway struck and killed the bus driver.”

Three other people who also sustained injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening have been identified as Marcos De Pena, 61, of Passaic; Mohammad Maibzada, 56, Lake Hiawatha, and John Burwell, 64, of Montclair, Spies added.

Two minors and another passenger in one of the vans were not injured, according to the trooper.