New Jersey State Police say the chain-reaction crash involving a passenger bus, a pickup truck towing a horse trailer and a tractor-trailer happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday. It happened in the southbound truck lanes in Milltown, about a mile south of Exit 9.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Julian Castellanos said four people aboard the bus had minor injuries and a horse on the trailer was seriously injured. No other injuries have been reported.
Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando said a veterinarian was summoned to tend to two horses.
Traffic in the southbound truck lanes was halted, causing a backup to Exit 11, 10 miles to the north.