Spring Valley Woman Killed In Crash

Police have reported that a car crash at 7:25 Tuesday night resulted in the death of a Spring Valley woman. Velma Castro, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, after the van that she was a passenger of collided with a New Jersey transit bus at Exit 159 on the Garden State Parkway. Castro was the mother of four children who live in her home country of Guatemala. She and her husband, who was not seriously injured in the crash, were in the van with twenty- two others who were on their way to a bible class held in Newark, New Jersey by the Ministerio Bethel International Pentecostal Church of Spring Valley. According to Reverend David Castillo, four other passengers were seriously injured in the crash and were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, where they are in stable condition. The bus that the van crashed into was not carrying any passengers and the driver sustained injuries to his neck and back.

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