NJ Turnpike crash: 2 killed, 3 others seriously injured after Megabus traveling to Philadelphia overturns

A bus traveling from New York City to Philadelphia overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday evening, leaving two people dead and three others seriously injured. 

According to police, the incident happened just before 7 p.m. when state troopers responded to the crash near the entrance ramp to the Thomas Edison Service Area in Woodbridge. 

According to New Jersey State Police, the double Decker bus was carrying 22 passengers and a driver when it lost control, hit a Ford F-150, struck the guardrail and overturned. 

Two people on the bus sustained fatal injuries; two others, including the bus driver, suffered serious injuries; 14 others non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Four other passengers were not injured, and the driver of the Ford reportedly sustained no injuries.

Cheryl Johnson, 59, of Bronx, New York; and Cecilia Kiyanitza, 66, of Woodbury, New Jersey, were identified by N.J. State Police as the two passengers killed in the crash. Johnson was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kiyanitza died after being airlifted to a local hospital.

Passengers injured during the crash were also transported to local hospitals for treatment.

New Jersey State police say they are investigating the fatal crash.

Cameron Rogers, 26, of Philadelphia, was one of the passengers injured in the crash. 

The marketing specialist takes the Megabus from Philadelphia to New York City daily for his job at Roc Nation. 

"He said it just happened so fast," Cameron's father, Nate Rogers, said on Good Day Philadelphia. "He didn't even realize what was happening. He started to feel things so he just grabbed onto the bars." 

Nate Rogers said he spoke to his son, who was bleeding from lacerations, on FaceTime after the crash before traveling to New Brunswick, where his son was in the hospital. 

Due to road rash, Cameron is getting stitches in his back, but doctors said he is blessed that his injuries are not severe. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.