NJ trooper's triplets in bus crash: 1 dead, 2 hurt

BETH DeFALCO Associated Press Published:

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey state police trooper's 11-year-old triplet daughter is dead and her two sisters are hospitalized in critical condition following a collision between a dump truck and a bus carrying elementary schoolchildren.

State police say Sgt. Anthony Tezsla's daughter Isabelle died in the accident Thursday morning in Chesterfield, south of Trenton. Her sisters, Sophie and Natalie, are at Camden's Cooper University Hospital.

One other student, a boy, also was critically injured.

Police say 17 students on the bus received injuries, most of them minor.

Chesterfield police say the crash remains under investigation. A vigil was held Thursday night at the Chesterfield Baptist Church.