Sun. 5:03 p.m.: Patrol says inmate transport van crashes; 4 inmates injured

CHARDON (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says an inmate transport van struck an unoccupied, disabled vehicle on the side of a road in northeastern Ohio and four inmates have been injured.

The patrol says the crash in Geauga County occurred around 1:30 a.m. today on U.S. 422 in Troy Township. Patrol officials say the inmates were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No law enforcement officials were injured.

Authorities say alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash. The township is roughly 20 miles northwest of Warren.

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