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UPDATE: One Dead, Four Injured After Car Slams Head-on Into NJ Transit Bus in Newark

By rlsmetro on

NJ Transit officials have confirmed with RLS Media that the driver of one of their buses and three passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash that killed the driver of a car in Newark's South Ward on Tuesday morning. 

According to NJ Transit officials, at approximately 5:30 a.m, bus number 5982 (#27) left Irvington terminal and headed eastbound on Hawthorne Avenue when a white car slammed into the bus head-on.  Fatal Crash

Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found an unconscious and unresponsive female driver trapped inside the severely damaged car near Clinton Place. 

According to police, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation. 

NJ Transit officials said there were a total of seven occupants on the bus during the collision. 

The cause of the crash has not been released at this time.