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Prison bus overturns on I-95

Posted April 14, 2009

— A state Department of Correction bus collided with a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning on northbound Interstate 95 in Robeson County and overturned, authorities said.

The wreck occurred at about 7:15 a.m. at Exit 22 near Lumberton, officials said.

The bus was carrying two DOC employees – driver Jeff Jacobs and Ervin Duncan – and seven inmates at the time. All nine were were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment on non-life-threatening injuries.

The inmates were being transported to the Sandy Ridge facility near High Point for transfer to other prisons, officials said. It was unclear where they were coming from.

Lumberton police were investigating the wreck.


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  • lane817 Apr 14, 2009

    the lawsuits cometh!!

  • iron fist Apr 14, 2009

    The state should be sued for not closing 95, more accidents on that highway then any where in the state. NC and Virginia

  • Raleigh Boys Apr 14, 2009

    The Goodyear tires on the DOC buses were recently furloughed and Cooper re-treads installed. Maybe that is not a good thing.

  • blazinmami8807 Apr 14, 2009

    haha i bet they thought they were free to go

  • panthers254 Apr 14, 2009

    be on the lookout for dr.richard kimble.

  • hbj01 Apr 14, 2009

    Oh yeah this is going to cost us!!!!!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 14, 2009

    So far....

  • drsickles Apr 14, 2009

    That's just like The Fugitive ... except everyone was contained.