One dead, five injured after bus overturns on NJ Turnpike

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(NEW YORK) — One person is dead and five others seriously injured after a bus overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday, according to state police.

The fatal accident took place around 6:53 p.m. on the southbound Turnpike just before the Grover Cleveland Service Area, when a double-decker bus overturned and came to a stop on the entrance ramp to the service area, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele told reporters Tuesday night.

During the collision, the bus hit a Ford F-150 pickup truck, Peele said. No one in the truck was injured.

The bus in the accident is a Megabus. The company told ABC News New York station WABC-TV there were 19 passengers and a driver on board from New York to Philadelphia. It did not provide additional details.

The entrance ramp near the crash is still shut down, N.J. State Police told ABC News.

The service area is located in Woodbridge, about 22 miles outside of New York City.

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