YALOBUSHA COUNTY, Miss. - State Troopers continue to investigate an accident on I-55 near mm 230 in
Yalobusha County, which sent 11 people to hospital including 8 inmates.
Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene at approximately 3:15 pm.
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.
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
The accident is still under investigation.