CONEWAGO, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — A state Department of Corrections bus that was carrying 38 inmates was involved in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Friday, leaving a guard and 11 inmates with minor injuries.
The crash in the turnpike’s eastbound lanes in Conewago Township was reported shortly after 9 a.m. A stretch of the roadway was closed for a few hours as the accident was investigated.
I-76: Troop T is investigating a crash on @PA_Turnpike East at MM 258.6 involving a @CorrectionsPA bus loaded with 38 inmates in Conewago Township, Dauphin County. All inmates are accounted for. PSP was contacted at 9:22 a.m. More information will be released when available. pic.twitter.com/YgpgnVQ4Qq
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) October 30, 2020
A Corrections Department spokeswoman said all 38 inmates aboard the bus had been accounted for.
State police say they were called to the crash at mile marker 258.6 just before 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. They say the injured guard and inmates were being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries, while the 27 other inmates were also being evaluated there as a precaution.
Further details on the injuries were not disclosed, though none were considered life-threatening.
It wasn’t immediately known where the bus was headed to or if any other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
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