Authorities ID 2 Passengers Killed When Double-Decker Megabus Overturns On NJ Turnpike (PHOTOS)

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Cecilia Kiyanitza (inset) and the crash scene Photo Credit: Facebook/ Cecilia Kiyanitza/ Friends of Elizabeth NJ EMS locals 87 & 309

Authorities have identified the two people killed when a double-decker Megabus overturned on the NJ Turnpike Tuesday, Aug. 9, authorities said.

Three others were seriously hurt, including the bus driver.

The bus, carrying about 20 passengers, was heading south when it collided with a pickup truck on the outer roadway at milepost 93.1 in Woodbridge, New Jersey State Police said.

Cheryl Johnson, 59, of Bronx, N.Y. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cecilia Kiyanitza, 66, of Woodbury, N.J. was airlifted to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the bus, a 56-year-old male of Westville, N.J., sustained serious injuries.

No injuries were reported to the driver of the Ford F-150 pickup.

Fourteen passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and four passengers sustained no injuries.

The bus went off the road to the right and overturned onto the entrance ramp to the Thomas Edison Service Area.

This is a developing story.

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Elizabeth Green

Condolences to their families and friends. May they rest in Peace.speedy recovery to those hurt.🙏🏾🙏🏾


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