Victim in fatal Garden State Pkwy. crash identified as Velma Castro

State police have identified the victim in the fatal accident that involved a NJ Transit bus and a church van carrying 23 people in Saddle

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near exit 159.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near exit 159. (10/2/13)

SADDLE BROOK - State police have identified the victim in the fatal accident that involved a NJ Transit bus and a church van carrying 23 people in Saddle Brook yesterday.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near exit 159.

Police say Velma Castro was killed and four other passengers in the van were critically injured when the vehicle swerved into the same lane as the NJ Transit bus.

The bus, which was headed to the Port Authority in Manhattan, was empty at the time of the crash. The driver was treated and released at a hospital for minor injuries.

Other passengers in the van also sustained minor injuries.

No charges have been filed yet as the accident is still being investigated.

For extended Chopper 12 footage from above the crash scene, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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