Funeral service held today for Angelie Paredes, baby killed in West New York bus crash

Police say Angelie Paredes died after a bus crashed into a lamppost that fell on her stroller.

Police say Angelie Paredes died after a bus crashed into a lamppost that fell on her stroller.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NORTH BERGEN - Funeral services were held today for an infant killed last week when an out-of-control bus knocked over a light pole, which then fell into her stroller.

Hundreds gathered at the Vainieri Funeral Home in North Bergen to remember 8-month-old Angelie Paredes. She will be laid to rest at a cemetery in Fair Lawn.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The child was killed and seven others injured Tuesday when the bus veered off a West New York street, hitting the pole that fell on the stroller. It then struck a tree, another pole and a parked car that then struck three other vehicles.

The bus driver, Idowu Daramola, is being held on $250,000 bail. He faces charges of death by auto, reckless driving and using a cellphone while operating a vehicle.

A news conference has been scheduled for tomorrow at the site of the crash in West New York. It’s unclear if the infant’s parents will attend.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: