A state Department of Corrections bus that was carrying 38 inmates was involved in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Friday, leaving a corrections officer and 11 inmates with minor injuries.
State police said the crash in the turnpike's eastbound lanes in Conewago Township occurred around 8:35 a.m., when one of the vehicle's tires “suddenly deflated” and the bus struck a concrete barrier before coming to a stop in the left lane.
Pennsylvania state police said the injured officer and inmates were treated at a hospital for undisclosed minor injuries, while the other 27 inmates were evaluated there as a precaution. Two other corrections officers were also on the bus and were not injured.
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Officials have not said where the bus was headed to at the time of the accident.