MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today.
The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, with two counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide and 25 counts of fourth degree assault by auto, said the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Muldrow is also charged, in a summons, with 16 counts of the non-indictable, disorderly person offense of assault by auto, said the prosecutor.
On May 17, 2018, Muldrow tried to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, authorities said. He was driving a busload of students and teachers from the East Brook Middle School in Paramus, they said.
The bus was hit by a dump truck and was nearly demolished. The crash killed a fifth-grade student and a teacher, police said. It also resulted in injuries to 40 passengers on the bus and to the dump truck driver, they added.
Muldrow is tentatively scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on April 29, said the prosecutor’s office.
For a more detailed account of the incident: Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus