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1 Dead, At Least A Dozen Hurt After NJ TRANSIT Bus, Van Collide In Newark

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- One person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured Wednesday following a crash involving an NJ TRANSIT bus and a van in Newark, N.J.

The accident happened at around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Doremus Avenue and Port Street.

According to NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso, Jr., 17 passengers were aboard the 40 line bus when the driver of the van apparently crossed into oncoming traffic.

The unidentified driver of the van later died, NJ TRANSIT confirmed. He might have experienced a medical emergency just before the crash and was pronounced dead after being taken to University Hospital, The Star-Ledger reported.

The bus driver honked the horn before the collision, Durso said.

Fourteen non-life threatening injuries were sustained by occupants of the bus, ranging from facial lacerations to chest injuries. All were to be transferred to local hospitals for further treatment.

The condition of the passenger in the van was not immediately known.

The 40 line bus operates between Elizabeth and North Arlington.

Newark and NJ TRANSIT police were investigating the crash.

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