Dept. of Corrections Van Crashes into Tree; Nine Injured

CAROLINE COUNTY, VA (WRIC) – Nine people were injured after a Virginia Department of Corrections van crashed into a tree on Old Dawn Road.

The 1994 Dodge Ram 350-passenger van, owned and operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections, was transporting eight adult male inmates. Seven of the inmates have been transported in the company of a law enforcement officer from the scene for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the van was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

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Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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