Funeral to be held for girl killed in school bus crash

Published May 21, 2018, 6:35 PM

by Roel Tibay

By the Associated Press

Family and friends are remembering a student killed when a school bus on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey.

A girl leans over bouquets of flowers to blow a kiss at a memorial in front of East Brook Middle School, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. Investigators are combing through evidence seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on Thursday on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan/ MANILA BULLETIN)
A girl leans over bouquets of flowers to blow a kiss at a memorial in front of East Brook Middle School, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. Investigators are combing through evidence seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on Thursday on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan/ MANILA BULLETIN)

A funeral will take place Monday for fifth-grader Miranda Vargas.

The 10-year-old and 51-year-old teacher Jennifer Williamson died in the crash last Thursday. More than 40 others were injured.

The bus was one of three taking students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village, a historic site depicting a Lenape Indian community and once-thriving port. The other buses made it to the site but returned to the school following the crash that left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive.

A funeral Mass for Williamson is scheduled for Thursday.

 
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