Man Killed in N.J. School Bus Collision

Police say Larry Waller’s vehicle drifted into the lane of the school bus before the collision.

A car accident involving a school bus resulted in the death of one man and the hospitalization of another person in New Jersey Feb. 4.

Larry Waller Jr., 43, was killed after police say his car swerved into a school bus heading the opposite direction, resulting in a head on collision that caused the bus to flip, according to

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The school bus driver, a bus aide and four special needs students between the ages of 11 and 17 were onboard at the time of the crash. The bus aide, 82-year-old Vera Cole, was seriously injured but is listed in stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

The accident, which is still under investigation, occurred at 7:42 a.m. on East Commerce Street. Waller’s RAV4 was totaled and the Kerry Bus Services school bus ran off the road, eventually flipping on its side. The bus was transporting the students to Pineland Learning Center in Vineland.

All four students and the bus driver were taken to Inspira Medical Center but were discharged soon after arriving. District officials sent someone to Inspira to stay with the students until their parents arrived.

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