BELLEVIEW — Six inmates were hospitalized after a transport van crashed on a Florida highway, authorities said Sunday.
A box truck rear-ended the van on Interstate 75 near Belleview, southeast of Ocala in Marion County. The van was driven by U.S. Corrections, a private inmate services company, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Six inmates were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A seventh inmate was not injured. Two guards in the van were also uninjured.
The 41-year-old driver of the box truck was charged with careless driving and failure to provide insurance, the highway patrol said.