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Prison bus overturns on I-95

Posted April 14, 2009 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2009 3:09 p.m. EDT

— 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.