A charter bus carrying 45 people was struck in a multi-vehicle accident that killed a driver on an interstate in northern New Jersey.
State police say the driver of a Honda Civic — tentatively identified as a 37-year-old Bethlehem, Pa. man — was heading the wrong way on Interstate 78 early Sunday when it hit an SUV around 5:35 a.m., then spun into the bus. He was pronounced dead a short time later, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman.
It's not clear why the driver was traveling in the wrong direction, Jones said.
Neither the SUV driver nor their passenger were hurt.
The bus, owned by Roenigk Coach Co. of Sarver, Pa., was headed from Pittsburgh to Brooklyn.