Van carrying prison inmates crashes on Ohio Turnpike

October 10, 2018

Van carrying prison inmates crashes on Ohio Turnpike

MILAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A corrections officer and four inmates were treated for minor injuries Monday after a prison transport van crashed on the Ohio Turnpike, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the van, which was from outside Ohio, crashed at about 6:45 a.m. when the driver fell asleep.

The van, a 2017 Dodge Ram Promaster, went off the left side of the road while driving east and struck a concrete median.

The driver, Jorge Hernandez, 33, of Clarksville, Tenn., was not injured but was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control of vehicle, troopers say.

The corrections officer and inmates were treated and released at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

The inmates are being held at the Huron County Sheriff’s Department awaiting further transport, according to troopers.

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