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Driver in Fatal New Jersey Bus Crash Was 77-Year-Old Man With 14 Previous License Suspensions

Inside Edition Staff

The driver in a fatal bus crash in New Jersey has been identified as a 77-year-old man with a reported 14 prior suspensions on his license.

According to a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokesperson, Hudy Muldrow Sr.'s license was valid at the time of the crash and he had no active points on the commercial license that allowed him to drive a school bus. 

WABC reports the suspensions date back to when he first got his license in 1975, as do eight speeding tickets. 

Per the station, Muldrow's license was most recently suspended in 2017 and restored this year. He's reportedly been driving buses since 2013.

A student and teacher were killed in Thursday's horrific crash when a bus was carrying fifth-graders from the East Brook Middle School in Paramus collided with a dump truck so violently ripped it from its chassis, authorities say.

Authorities said after the crash they were investigating whether the bus had made an illegal U-turn before the crash.

The victims have been identified as a student named Miranda Vargas and Jennifer Williamson, who was a teacher.

Miranda, 10, was in the fifth grade. Williamson was a veteran teacher with 20 years experience in the classroom.

After the tragedy, a little girl was among several who carried flowers to East Brook Middle School in remembrance. 

In addition to the student and a teacher who were killed, 43 people on the bus were transported to area hospitals. The driver of the dump truck was also injured and hospitalized.

No charges have been filed in the case, which remains under investigation.

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