Van carrying six inmates overturns on I-40 in Humphreys County

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 10:35:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A CoreCivic van carrying inmates from the Hardeman County Correctional Facility overturned on Interstate 40 in Humphreys County on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol said it was a jail transport carrying two CoreCivic correctional officers and six of which are inmates — all are accounted for. Six people who were inside the van were hurt. CoreCivic said one inmate and one staff member were flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.

THP said the van left the roadway and overturned after the rear driver's side tire blew out.

The incident happened around mile marker 137 westbound. THP officials said westbound traffic is affected with the right lane blocked.