By Press Release
State Troopers continue to investigate an accident on I-55 near mile marker 230 in Yalobusha County, which sent 11 people to hospital including eight inmates, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene at approximately 3:15 pm. Upon arriving it appeared a private prison transport van was traveling south bound on I-55 when apparently Angela Powell, 45, of Charleston, who was driving a 2008 Ford Fusion, collided into the rear of the Ford E350 transport van. The van was driven by Brenda Jackson, 46, of Winfield, La.
All 8 inmates, 2 guards, and Jackson were all transported by ambulance to a local hospital in Batesville with non life threating injuries.
The inmates were being transported by a private company.
Powell received minor injuries in the crash. She was not transported to the hospital.
The accident is still under investigation.