Family of triplets in fatal bus crash gives thanks

    The family of three schoolgirls involved in a fatal school bus crash in southern New Jersey last week is offering thanks to all those who have supported them.

    Triplet Isabelle Tezsla was killed and sisters Natalie and Sophie were severely injured. Their father is New Jersey State Trooper, Sgt. Anthony Tezsla.
    Natalie was upgraded from critical to stable condition last Friday. Sophie remains in critical condition, along with classmate Jonathan Zdybel.

    The Tezsla family said in a statement Tuesday that the outpouring of love and support has touched them profoundly. They also thanked rescue workers, doctors and nurses for their efforts.

    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Thursday’s crash between the bus and a dump truck in Chesterfield. No charges have been filed against either driver.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal