Regional
3:29 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Prisoner Transport Van Crashes In Las Cruces

  Las Cruces Police responded to North Main Street and Solano when a U.S. Prisoner Transport Van carrying four passenger was struck by another vehicle at about 11:15 this morning.

The U.S. Prisoner Transport van was transporting prisoners to various locations from the Southern NM Correctional Facility when the crashed occurred. The van was traveling eastbound on North Main Street when a 1995 Chevrolet vehicle that was traveling westbound on North Main Street turned in front of the van without yielding.

The two transport officers and the four prisoners were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. The passenger in the Chevrolet was also transported as a precautionary measure.