Cops say car in deadly crash with NJ school bus was speeding
A car that crashed into a school bus carrying the Lenape High School girls' varsity swim team to a meet Tuesday — killing the cars' two occupants — was reportedly speeding.
Sgt. Joseph Little told Philly.com the car was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed and may have been passing other cars at the time of the crash. He also reportedly said the car crossed into the bus' lane.
No members of the swim team were killed, but eight of the 20 students on the bus were taken to Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly with minor injuries, authorities have said.
New Jersey State Police said Tuesday the crash took place on Pemberton Road at about 5 p.m., when a Volkswagen Passat collided with the bus. Two coaches and the bus driver were in the vehicle in addition to the team.
"The crash occurred in the lane where the bus was traveling," the press release states.
Police say the both the driver and occupant of the Passat were pronounced dead at the scene by medical crews who responded to the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.