NTSB to weigh findings in fatal Chesterfield school bus crash

Scene of school bus and dump truck crash on Rt 528 Chesterfield Twp. N.J., February 16, 2012. ( David M Warren / Staff Photographer )

The National Transportation Safety Board will examine the findings of a probe into the Feb. 2012 fatal crash of a Chesterfield school bus at a meeting Tuesday.  One 11-year-old triplet was killed and several other children were injured when the bus collided with a dump truck at an intersection on a rural road. 

NTSB is expected to issue recommendations, possibly asking that seatbelts be mandatory in school buses. 

Isabelle Tezsla died in the crash, while her triplet sisters, Sophie and Natalie, were seriously hurt.  Jonathan Zdybel, 11, was also severely injured.  The bus was carrying 25 elementary school students to school.  

The meeting Tuesday morning in Washington D.C. will be streamed via live webcast, beginning at 9:30, at  http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm. 

The final reports will also be available on the website a few days after the meeting.

Preliminary reports, including investigators' interviews with the bus driver and the truck driver can be read at http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=52501&CFID=38280&CFTOKEN=80658065.