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News 12 Digital is highlighting the most-viewed stories of 2018 as part of our 'News 12's Most-Viewed' series. This story on the identity of the teacher killed in a bus crash was first published on May 18. Original story below.

The teacher killed in Thursday’s school bus crash on Interstate 80 has been identified as Paramus resident Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy.

The victim’s husband says he is "in shock, devastated and totally crushed" by the tragedy.

Kevin Kennedy released a statement late Thursday to News 12 New Jersey, hours after the crash that also killed an unidentified student and injured dozens of others.

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“My beautiful bride and I have been in total love every day of our lives since the day our eyes met on May 5th, 1994. I am in shock, devastated and totally crushed by today's tragedy to both sides of the Williamson-Kennedy families, the community she taught and the thousands of students and their families she was very proud to serve,” Kennedy said.

The bus was carrying 38 fifth-grade students from the East Brook Middle School in Paramus and seven adults. It was headed to Waterloo Village as part of a field trip when it collided with a dump truck.

Police haven't commented on the cause of the crash.

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The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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