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Police: Seven hospitalized in prison transport van crash
By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. Four prisoners and two officers were hospitalized after a transport van was hit by another vehicle in Las Cruces, police said.
At around 11:15 a.m., a Chevrolet vehicle traveling west on North Main Street near Solano Drive turned without yielding and struck a U.S. Prisoner Transport Van, police said.
Four prisoners and two transport officers were taken to local hospitals for medical treatment, and a passenger in the Chevrolet was also taken as a precaution, police said.
The van was taking prisoners to various locations from the Southern NM Correctional Facility when the crash happened, police said.