PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The driver in the deadly school bus crash that killed a young girl and her teacher has pleased guilty to causing that crash.

Prosecutors say 79-year-old Hudy Muldrow attempted an illegal U-turn last year on Route 80 in Mount Olive, New Jersey after missing his exit.

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He was driving 45 students and staff from Paramus to the historic town of Waterloo Village.

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A dump truck hit the bus, killing 5th grader Miranda Vargas and social studies teacher Jennifer Williamson.

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Muldrow will be sentenced in February and faces up to 10 years in prison.