New Jersey police has reason to believe the students on the bus were on the field trip, yet the school has not verified this information.
Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum said the bus is "mangled" following the accident.
"My heart goes out to the people of Paramus", Greenbaum said.
It wasn't immediately known how many people were on the bus or in the truck.
A dump truck sits near the scene after a collision with a school bus in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018.
The horror crash happened on Interstate 90 in Mount Olive, NJ., 50 miles west of New York City, with the fatality reported to have been an adult.
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- Multiple people were hurt after a school bus and a dump truck were involved in a crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive, New Jersey Thursday morning, according to police. "The scene was as horrific as you thought it would be with a bus full of kids ripped off the frame", he said. Greenbaum said the first word he got about the crash included "entrapment and possible ejections".
Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia says that fellow students who had brothers and sisters on the bus started crying after news of the crash reached the school. She said they were being evaluated and treated, but she did not have ages or conditions.
Raw video from the scene: Morristown Medical Center spokeswoman Elaine Andrecovich said they have received some people from the accident, but she did not have a number available and could not say how many were children.
A school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey had markings for a school district that had a scheduled class trip to a nearby historic site.