Authorities Identify 2nd Victim in New Jersey Bus Crash - NBC New York

Authorities Identify 2nd Victim in New Jersey Bus Crash

Jesy Garcia, 49, of Newark, had been taken to University Hospital after the collision where she was pronounced dead hours after

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    Two New Jersey Transit buses collided Friday in a horrific t-bone crash in downtown Newark, killing two people and injuring 17 others, some of them critically, officials said. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2016)

    The second victim in the horrific t-bone crash between two New Jersey Transit buses in downtown Newark was identified Saturday.

    Jesy Garcia, 49, of Newark, had been taken to University Hospital after the collision where she was pronounced dead hours after, according to police.

    The buses collided on Raymond Boulevard near Broad Street shortly after 6 a.m. Friday. The driver of a No. 59 bus from Dunellen to Newark broadsided a No. 13 bus from Irvington to Clifton.

    The driver of the No. 59 bus, James Barthelus, was the only person on board the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Seventeen passengers were on the other bus. All of them and the driver were taken to hospitals in varying conditions.

    The surviving bus driver, James Roberts, who had been on the job for 35 years, has been released from the hospital, authorities said.

    NJ Transit police Chief Christopher Trucillo has said the bus agency was cooperating with prosecutors and others investigating the crash.

    "We at NJ Transit would like to give our condolences to the family of our driver who is a long time NJ Transit employee and our hearts and sympathies go out not only to his family but also to all our bus employees because NJ Transit is a family and when an incident like this happens it impacts everyone in a meaningful way," said Trucillo.

    The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the collision.

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