Officials said the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident involving a NJ Transit bus and a car.
According to authorities, the preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6 a.m. today, a NJ Transit bus was traveling east on Hawthorne Avenue when it was hit by a 2007 Chevy Impala traveling west.
Officials said it appeared that the Impala crossed the double yellow line and entered the eastbound lane hitting the bus head-on.
The incident occurred in front of Hawthorne Avenue School in Newark.
The driver of the car, Ms. Paige N. Graham, 33, of Newark, sustained fatal injuries.
Officials said she was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:04 a.m.
The driver and three passengers on the bus were transported to University Hospital with minor injuries, NJ Transit officials told RLS Media.
The investigation is active and ongoing.