Report: Bus Collision on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

Update: Bus driver Larry Wiley, 65, died at 5:48 p.m. at University Hospital in Newark.

At least one person was seriously injured and traffic on Springfield Avenue was closed in both directions this afternoon after a collision between a garbage truck and a NJ Transit bus, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Maplewood Police.

Kathy Carter of the ECPO told Village Green that earlier reports of a fatality were incorrect.

Details on the cause of the accident were not yet available.

At 1:13 p.m. Maplewood Police issued this alert: “Springfield Ave. will be closed in both directions between Chancellor Ave. and Becker Terr until further notice. The reason for the closure is a motor vehicle accident.”

This story will be updates.

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