Dump Truck Crashes Into New Jersey School Bus Filled With Students, Multiple Injuries Reported: Live Updates

UPDATE: 4:24 p.m. EDT—At least two people were killed and more than 40 others were injured when a school bus collided with a dump truck in New Jersey Thursday, officials said. Governor Phil Murphy said the two killed were a child and an adult.

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. EDT—The bus involved in a devastating crash with a dump truck in New Jersey Thursday was carrying fifth graders from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip, CBS News reported. 

Alan Fulton, who witnessed the scene, described it to Newsweek as "horrific" and asked for prayers for all involved.

It remained unclear how many people were killed or injured in the crash, or what the extent of the injuries were. Images from the scene showed the bus completely detached from its chassis, lying on its side with the front mangled.

Original story:

A dump truck crashed into a school bus filled with students in New Jersey Thursday morning, injuring several and killing at least two, the North Passaic Daily Voice reported, citing first responders. The accident occurred on Route 80 in Morris County.

The bus was from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey, Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg said, according to WPVI-TV. Authorities had not yet confirmed the deaths.

The crash prompted a mass casualty response that included first responders, fire departments and medical helicopters. It was unclear exactly how many people were on the bus, or who the victims were that were killed and injured.

The exact extent of the injuries remained unknown.

Photos posted by NBC News showed the full-sized school bus lying on its side in the grass median, heavily damaged from the crash. The front end of the bus appeared to be entirely destroyed.

“There’s an incredible emergency response throughout Morris County and by State Police,” Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum told the Daily Record. “It’s a horrific scene.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.