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PITTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (SALEM COUNTY) – Two drivers were killed and an adult and two children were injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Salem County on Friday, according to the Daily Voice and NJ.com.

The collision happened on Route 540 near milepost 28.5 at around 4 p.m., when the driver of a Nissan Murano drifted into the lane of oncoming traffic. There, it crashed into an International 3000 school bus carrying 19 children from Olivet Elementary School in Elmer. The bus and Murano then crashed into a Volkswagen Jetta, and the impact sent all three vehicles off the right side of the roadway.

The driver of the Murano, 70-year-old Pittsgrove resident Pearl Caudill, died at the scene.

The bus driver, 60-year-old Newfield woman Denise Powell, was airlifted to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The third driver was taken to the hospital in Vineland for the treatment of moderate injuries.

Two of the schoolchildren were hospitalized with non-critical wounds.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident at this time.

If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.

Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.

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