School Bus Driver Indicted in Connection with Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash


MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and New Jersey State Police Acting Superintendent Patrick Callahan announce the Indictment of Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park.

The Indictment charges Hudy Muldrow with two counts of Reckless Vehicular Homicide, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5a, crimes of the second-degree, and 25 counts of Assault by Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c, crimes of the fourth degree. Muldrow is also charged on summons-complaint 2019-000052-1427 with 16 counts of Assault by Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c, disorderly persons offenses.

The Indictment stems from a motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 17, 2018 on Route 80 in Mt. Olive Township.  It is alleged that Hudy Muldrow’s reckless operation of a school bus caused the deaths of 10-year-old Miranda Vargas and teacher Jennifer Williamson Kennedy and caused injuries to 40 additional bus passengers plus the driver of a dump truck.

The matter is tentatively scheduled for an Arraignment before the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. at the Morris County Courthouse on April 29, 2019.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.