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NJ Turnpike crash: 1 killed, 5 injured after Megabus en route to Philadelphia overturns in Woodbridge – WPVI-TV

WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey (WPVI) — One person died and five others were injured after a bus en route to Philadelphia overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday night, according to officials.

The fatal accident took place around 6:53 p.m. on the southbound Turnpike just before the Grover Cleveland Service Area.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele said the double-decker bus overturned and came to a stop on the entrance ramp to the service area.

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

According to Megabus, there were 19 passengers and a driver on the bus that was heading from New York to Philadelphia.

Megabus said one person was killed and five people were seriously injured, including the driver. They were all taken to nearby hospitals.

No further details were released by the bus company.

The entrance ramp near the crash was still shut down as of 11 p.m., N.J. State Police told ABC News.

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

ABC News contributed to this report.

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