Authorities have confirmed a child and an adult suffered fatal injuries after a school bus collided with a truck on I-80 in Mount Olive Township early Thursday morning.
The bus was carrying about 38 students and teachers from East Brook Middle School in Paramus was headed to Waterloo Village as part of a field trip for fifth graders.
The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. on I-80 West in Mount Olive Township, causing the bus to end up on its side in the median of the highway.
Authorities say about a dozen victims were taken to St. Clare's Dover Hospital and St. Clare's Denville Hospital, and Morristown Hospital according to hospital officials. Over a dozen students remain hospitalized.
UPDATE 4:59pm A female child and a teacher dead.
All westbound lanes are closed. One eastbound lane has since reopened.