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10 Injured in Department Of Corrections Van Accident In Atoka County

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An early morning accident just outside of Atoka sent ten people, including seven Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmates to local hospitals this morning.

According to Lt. Scott Hampton with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 8 o'clock Tuesday Morning on Highway 7 just outside of Atoka.

Hampton said an Oklahoma Department of Transportation van was transporting prisoners with a work crew when the van broke down. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections sent a second van to pick up the prisoners. That's when, according to Lt. Hampton, it appears as if the DOC van pulled out in front of a semi.

As of noon Tuesday we are told 10 people, including 7 prisoners, 2 guards and the semi driver were all taken to hospitals. One prisoner and one guard had to be flown with serious injuries. We do not know names or exact conditions.

A spokesperson for the Department of Corrections says they will release more information later this afternoon. Troopers say the accident is still under investigation.