Bus Carrying Prisoners Crashes In Beaver Co.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A bus carrying prisoners crashed in the woods Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on Route 30 in Hanover Township, Beaver County, around 10 a.m.

The bus was carrying seven non-violent prisoners from the Elkton Federal Corrections Institution in Columbiana County, Ohio. The prison is about 45 miles away from Pittsburgh.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, the Elkton facility is a low-security prison for male offenders.

They were on their way to Pittsburgh International Airport.

State troopers say there was never any threat of any of the prisoners escaping. A driver and two guards were onboard, armed with shotguns. The prisoners were secured to bars that were installed in the bus.

“Basically, the prisoners have been transported back to the original destination where they came from,” State Trooper Desmond Aires. “No murderers, no rapists, no violent felonies, none.”

Around 3 p.m., a crane and a tow truck maneuvered the bus out of the wooded area. Traffic was backed up for several hours along Route 30.

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  • mike

    And this is something that needs to reported??? Continue to convince me how important it is to have the news media continue to waste my time with this non sense.

    • mmaletta

      As you waste your time commenting on it?????

  • tm

    The question remains, have they all been accounted for???

    • Jessica Christy

      You realize the article says that none of the prisoners escaped, right?

    • ms

      yeah, a minor detail that might be worth reporting, huh ?

  • G-Man

    All of the prisoners were accounted for except the elusive Dr Richard Kimball

  • Rev. Victor Vallettto

    It sounds like a scene from the movie “FUGITIVE”
    It would be nice I think to know if any of them are loose or are they injured?

  • Marshall Sam Gerard

    Alright people, what I want from each and everyone of you is a hard target search of every gas station, residence,warehouse,farm house hen house out house and dog house in the area….now go get him!

    • mmaletta

      LOL Good one!!

  • me

    yea – who cares if they are injured. We want them accounted for,

  • C T

    First off, PSP has no idea on what these inmates have done and what they were incarcerated for. Whether it is petty theft to a mass murderer than are inmates for a reason. KDKA, glad to see you are so concerned about the inmates welfare, you have now joined the ranks with people who would rather see inmates being catered to rather than them being punished for their crimes. Each and every inmate is probably on the phone with their attorneys filing a law suit against the BOP and will win. Why? Because they are inmates and God forbid us for not making sure they have it better than us. There were also officers on board who put their lives at risk everyday to protect us from the garbage of hummanity. Yes they are armed when they escort inmates out of the institution but when they go back in to guard them they are not. They rely on the training they are tought to keep themselves safe and of course the other inmates safe.. So KDKA, all the other stations reporting this story, and the PSP get your facts straight, report only what you know or dont comment at all.

  • Todd

    A bus that big is needed to transport 7 convicted felons? Make ’em walk and pick up the tons of litter along the way.

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