April 11, 2019 – In Breaking News – NBC Philadelphia
The driver of a school bus packed with fifth-graders involved in last year’s deadly crash on a busy New Jersey highway is facing more than three dozen new charges in connection with the wreck.
Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, now faces 25 counts of second-degree assault by auto as well as 16 counts of fourth-degree assault by auto, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said.
(Calls flooded 911 after a school bus carrying dozens of fifth graders from a New Jersey middle school collided with a dump truck. Investigators say the collision was so violent that the body of the bus was nearly sheared off the undercarriage. Courtesy of CBS Evening News and YouTube. Posted on May 17, 2018.)
He was already charged with two counts of death by auto in the May 17 crash on Interstate 80 that left 10-year-old Miranda Vargas, a twin, and teacher Jennifer Williamson Kennedy dead, according to authorities.
(The public got its first look at the man behind the wheel of a school bus that crashed, killing a student and teacher from Paramus in May. Courtesy of CBS New York and YouTube. Posted on May 25, 2018.)
The crash, which happened near exit 25 in Mount Olive Township, injured 43 others, some seriously.
Muldrow was driving one of three buses, carrying fifth-graders and adults from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, on a field trip to Waterloo Village, a historic site in Stanhope.
According to an affidavit filed by New Jersey state police, Muldrow missed a turn for the Waterloo site and tried to make an illegal U-turn on the interstate.
(The state released a video that shows a May school bus crash as captured by a Department of Transportation camera on Route 80 in Mt. Olive. The crash killed one teacher and one student, and injured dozens of others. In the video, the bus driver can be seen trying to cross the interstate. Courtesy of NJ .com and YouTube. Posted on Nov 9, 2018.)
Video obtained by News 4 shows the bus crossing three lanes toward a break in the median used for authorized vehicles, such as police cars.
The bus was broadsided by a dump truck and broke apart.
Continue reading… Driver in Deadly Field Trip Bus Crash on Interstate 80 in NJ Faces Dozens of New Charges
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