New Jersey Turnpike crash: Bus overturns, killing 2
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - A bus overturned and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County on Tuesday evening, leaving two people dead and several people hurt, police said. Three of the injuries were believed to be serious.
Just before 7 p.m., state troopers responded to the crash, which happened on the entrance ramp to the Thomas Edison Service Area in Woodbridge, according to the New Jersey State Police.
The state police say that 22 passengers were on the bus headed from New York City to Philadelphia.
Cheryl Johnson, 59, of the Bronx died at the scene. Cecilia Kiyanitza, 66, of Woodbury, N.J. was airlifted to a hospital where she later died.
A medical helicopter transported some victims to hospitals. A New Jersey State Police helicopter was also on the scene.
A witness provided photos and videos to FOX 5 NY's Linda Schmidt. The images show the emergency response to the crash, including the police helicopter taking off from the turnpike.
A bus overturned on the entrance ramp to the Thomas Edison Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge, N.J., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (Contributed Photo via FOX 5 NY)