Vanessa TylerMay 21, 2018, 12:28 pmMay 21, 2018, 12:31 pm

Community bids final farewell to girl killed in I-80 school bus crash

Miranda Vargas, 10, is laid to rest in Paramus

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PARAMUS — Friends and family members gathered Monday at George Washington Memorial Park for the burial of the 10-year-old girl who was killed in the school bus crash on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive.

Police kept the media out of the cemetery, but some family members did speak to reporters at Miranda Vargas ' wake on Sunday. They said they are devastated by their loss.

The fifth grader's life was cut short on Thursday during a crash when the school bus she was riding in collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80.

The bus was full of students and teachers from East Brook Middle School in Paramus. They were heading to mount olive for a field trip when the crash happened.

Jennifer Williamson, a teacher at the school, was also killed in the crash.

The Vargas' family lawyer says that the criminal investigation into the crash will be handled by either the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office or the state police, and his office will handle the civil end.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office says the crash is still under investigation and will release information as it becomes available.

Vargas leaves behind her parents and twin sister Madison.

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