Va. van transporting 8 inmates slams into tree

Van's driver was transported to Mary Washington Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries

By Nick Dutton and Jon Burkett

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. — Nine people were injured after a Virginia Department of Corrections van crashed Thursday afternoon in Caroline County.

Sources said a driver and eight inmates were in the van when it slammed into an Oak tree at the end of a driveway on Old Dawn Rd. off Route 301 around 3 p.m.

A homeowner told CBS 6 News reporter Jon Burkett that she rushed outside when she heard a loud bang.

She said the driver told her to call 911 and not to worry because the inmates were non-violent offenders.

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