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(NEWARK, N.J.) — One person has died and at least 19 others are injured after two buses collided in Newark, New Jersey, Friday morning.

The New Jersey Transit buses crashed into each other around 6 a.m. near the intersection of North Broad Street and Raymond Boulevard in downtown Newark. The driver of one of the buses was killed, the Newark Police Department told ABC’s New York affiliate WABC.

Nineteen passengers were wounded and seven of them have been transported to nearby hospitals in serious condition. The others have non-life threatening injures, police told WABC.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the crash, WABC reported.

The two streets are closed due to the accident, officials said. Commuters have been advised of bus service delays and detours in the area.

Broad Street & Raymond Blvd in Newark is closed due to bus accident. All buses are detouring to University Ave. Buses may experience delays

— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) August 19, 2016

#NJTBus service in downtown Newark will experience delays/detours due to a bus accident by Raymond Blvd & Broad St, Newark.

— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) August 19, 2016

Dramatic photos from the scene appeared to show one of the buses on its side and crushed nearly in half.

ABC News has reached out to the Newark Police Department and New Jersey Transit Police for independent confirmation.

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