EAST BRUNSWICK - Police say two people were killed last night in a crash involving a luxury bus on the New Jersey Turnpike.
State police say the driver, 50-year-old Wei Wang, of Forest Hills, N.Y., was ejected through the windshield and was killed. Bus passenger Troy Nguyen, 20, of Royersford, Pa., also died.
According to state police, 41 other passengers, including three children, were all taken to nearby hospitals. Two passengers remain in critical condition and two others are in serious condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Doctors say the next 24 - 48 hours will be critical for some of the survivors of the single-vehicle crash, which occurred at around 9 p.m. near exit 9 in East Brunswick.
Police say the luxury bus hit a guard rail and a concrete abutment. State troopers specializing in commercial carriers and fatal crash investigations will conduct an investigation, including further examination of the bus, which has been impounded.
Police are looking into the possibility that a tire blew while the bus was traveling. A medical examiner is attempting to determine in an autopsy if the driver may have had an issue before the accident.
The crash came just days after a bus heading from a Connecticut casino into New York City's Chinatown crashed and killed 15 people.
State police also say the driver of a Bolt Bus was pulled over and arrested for being intoxicated on Friday while transporting 48 passengers from New York to Baltimore.
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