Triplet injured in NJ bus crash out of hospital

February 22, 2012 2:02:19 PM PST
One of the triplet girls who was injured in a school bus crash that killed one of her sisters is out of the hospital.

Natalie Tezsla, 11, was released from Cooper University Hospital on Wednesday, Action News has learned.

Her sister, 11-year-old Sophie, was last reported to be in critical condition. Their other sister, 11-year-old Isabelle, was killed in last Thursday's crash.

Another boy who was injured in the crash, 11-year-old Jonathan Zdybel, was last reported to be critical condition.

The crash happened around 8:05 a.m. Thursday. A total of 17 students were injured when a bus carrying Chesterfield Elementary School students was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of Bordentown Chesterfield Road (Route 528) and Old York Road in Chesterfield Township.

The dump truck driver was identified as Michael Caporale, 38, from New Egypt, New Jersey. The school bus driver is identified as John Tieman, 66, from Beverly, New Jersey.

There have been no charges filed at this time as the investigation continues.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Friday that it was conducting an investigation into the crash.

On Tuesday, the Tezsla family issued a statement, saying:

"There are no words to express the gratitude and appreciation that we have for the kindness and professionalism that our rescue workers, doctors and nurses have shown our girls. ?In addition, the outpouring of love and support that we have received, in particular from everyone in our community and the surrounding communities, has touched us profoundly. We thank you for your continued prayers for our Isabelle, Sophie and Natalie."

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