The crash killed teacher Jennifer Williamson, 51, and fifth-grade student Miranda Faith Vargas.
Williamson had been a teacher in Paramus for her entire career. Public records show that she has been a teacher since 1997.
Her husband Kevin Kennedy said in a statement on Friday, "I am in shock, devastated and totally crushed by today's tragedy to both sides of the Williamson-Kennedy families, the community she taught and the thousands of students and their families she was very proud to serve."'
Ten-year-old Vargas is being remembered as "beautiful, gentle soul with a passionate love for her family." according to a GoFundMe page set up by her parents.
"We are devastated that our baby's life here with us is over, but we will always carry her legacy with us forever," the post on the GoFundMe page states. "She was a beautiful, gentle soul with a passionate love for her family."
Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera announced Friday night that there will be town-wide memorial service on Sunday at Our Lady of the Visitation at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 234 N. Fairview Ave, Paramus.