[Ed. – Sadly this deadly accident could have been avoided.]
Multiple sources tell NBC 4 New York that video from a Department of Transportation camera shows the school bus filled with fifth-graders in Thursday’s deadly wreck in New Jersey making a sudden U-turn in a median.
The development comes as investigators probe the cause of the crash, which killed one student and a teacher after the full-size school bus collided with a dump truck on Route 80 near exit 25 in Mount Olive Township.
The bus, which was carrying 38 students and seven adults from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, was heading to a class field trip to Waterloo Village, a historic site in Stanhope. The student who was killed has not yet been identified. The teacher has been identified as Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy, whose husband issued a heartrending statement late Thursday. The rest of the people on board were injured, some critically.