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Police: Hit-run driver caused turnpike school bus crash

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EAST BRUNSWICK -

State police have confirmed a hit-and-run driver caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that overturned a school bus taking families home from a picnic.

It happened Saturday around 5 p.m. in East Brunswick.

Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, but no serious injuries were reported.

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According to Sgt. Jeff Flynn, a northbound car struck a guardrail and then hit the bus, which hit another car and overturned.

The first driver left the scene.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the bus was returning to Newark from his annual Mayor's Family Reunion/Picnic at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone.

Flynn says 42 people, many of them minors, were transported to three hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two adults and two children remained hospitalized Sunday morning.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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