Arkansas Department of Corrections’ van hit while transporting inmates

Arkansas Department of Corrections’ van hit while transporting inmates

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - An Arkansas correctional officer has been injured in a traffic accident at East 9th St. & Belmont St. around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

A truck, carrying lawn supplies, crashed into a Arkansas Department of Corrections’ van. The van was being used to transport inmates to work detail.

No inmates were hurt during the crash, and the officer was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck appeared to sustain minor injuries.

Truck collides with Arkansas Department of Corrections van
Truck collides with Arkansas Department of Corrections van (Source: Fred Gamble)

Authorities suspect a medical issue may be the possible cause for this accident. The investigation is still ongoing.

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