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press release April 16, 2013


A Franklin Township woman driving a Hyundai car collided with a school bus with no students aboard at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Williamstown Rd. in Franklin shortly after 9 a.m. today, resulting in the woman’s death.


The bus, southbound on Rt. 47 and occupied by a driver and an aide, had a green light at the lighted intersection. The Hyundai entered the intersection from Williamstown Rd. and was struck by the bus, which overturned. The woman driving the Hyundai died at the scene. The driver and aide had minor injuries.  The bus belonged to a private firm, STA Bus Co. of Williamstown.  The crash was observed by a Franklin Township police officer.


The identity of the deceased woman, who had no passengers in her car, is being withheld pending notification of family.


The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Franklin Township Police Department are  investigating.