Prisoner Transport Van Involved in Fatal Wreck on I-57

Jefferson Co. – A wreck on interstate 57 in Jefferson County this morning involving a prisoner transport van is under investigation. According to State Police Accident Reports, the wreck happened in the southbound lane of I57 near milepost 84 at just before 8 this morning and involved a semi and a Marion County Prisoner Transport van that was headed south with several occupants. Traffic was backed up for several hours while crews cleaned debris from the road. The driver of the transport van was pronounced dead on the scene and others suffered minor injuries. All of the prisoner transport van’s occupants have been accounted for.