One Child Dead and Three Others Critically Injured Following Tragic School Bus and Dump Truck Collision
According to police, the dump truck was heading down Route 528 on Thursday morning when it crashed into the rear of the school bus, causing the bus to hit a utility pole. The school bus was transporting 25 children on Old York Road on the way to Chesterfield Elementary in New Jersey.
The 11-year-old triplet, identified as Isabelle Tezsla, was killed in the accident and her two sisters, Sophie and Natalie, as well as another boy, Jonathan Zdybel, also 11, were critically injured. The children are being treated at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
The triplets are sixth graders and the daughters of a New Jersey State trooper, State Police Sgt. Anthony Tezsla.
The students on the bus ranged from kindergarteners to sixth graders. Seventeen others sustained minor injuries.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident. As of yet, no charges have been filed against either of the drivers.
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