Car hits sheriff’s van on Florida’s I-75; 10 inmates hurt

March 8, 2022 GMT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A motorist collided with a sheriff’s office van transporting inmates along Interstate 75 early Tuesday, injuring several people, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The car was heading north just before 5 a.m. Tuesday when it failed to slow down and hit the Pasco Sheriff’s transport van, troopers said in a news release. The crash happened near Brooksville, which is north of Tampa.

Two inmate transportation officers and 10 inmates suffered minor injuries, the report said. The 26-year-old driver of the other vehicle and his four passengers were also injured, the report said.

The highway patrol did not identify of the victims in the crash.

An investigation is continuing.