What to Know
- 10-year-old Miranda Faith Vargas and 51-year-old Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy were killed in a horrific bus crash on Route 80 in NJ
- They were among 45 people on the school bus that sources say tried to make an illegal U-turn; all the others were injured, some critically
- The bus was carrying students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus on a field trip to historic Waterloo Village
Friends and family gathered on Sunday to remember the 10-year-old New Jersey girl killed in a horrific school bus crash last week.
The wake for East Brook Middle School fifth-grader Miranda Vargas was expected to continue into the evening.
Vargas and beloved teacher Jennifer Williamson were killed when the school bus they were riding to Waterloo Village as part of a field trip collided with a dump truck in Mount Olive, sources said. All of the other passengers on the bus were injured.
“It’s rough to lose your loved one, especially… a young child,” Miranda’s uncle, Carlos Argueyes, told NBC New York outside the funeral home on Sunday.
Miranda’s twin sister and the rest of her family were “taking it very hard,” he added.