Girl Who Dies in School Bus Crash Is a Triplet: AP

Her 2 sisters are injured in wreck

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    An 11-year-old girl, who was also the daughter of a New Jersey State Trooper, died in this morning's school bus crash in Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. The bus collided with a dump truck at the intersection of CR 528 and Old York Road. At 4 p.m., NBC10's Terry Ruggles went over the latest information on the crash investigation. (Published Thursday, Feb 16, 2012)

    The girl who died in a Burlington County school bus crash Thursday is a triplet, according to state police sources.

    State police on the scene identified the girl killed in the Chesterfield accident as the daughter of a New Jersey state trooper, the AP reports.

    The trooper’s daughters were on a school bus on the way to Chesterfield Elementary School when the bus and a dump truck collided at the intersection of Bordentown-Chesterfield Road (County Route 528) and Old York Road in Chesterfield, according to authorities.

    One of the triplets died. Her two sisters were airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

    A spokeswoman at Camden's Cooper University Hospital, which has a trauma unit, says it received three of the most seriously injured students from the crash and they are now listed in critical condition.

    The hospital released the names of those victims in critical condition -- Sophie and Natalie Tezsla, 11, and Jonathan Zdybel, 11.

    A person who was briefed on the investigation tells The Associated Press of the two surviving sisters, one was seriously injured and the other had minor injuries.

    The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details.


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