Wasco State Prison van involved in crash west of Shafter

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Wasco State Prison van was involved in a crash west of Shafter, the California Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

The crash was reported at Magnolia Avenue and West Lerdo Highway around 2:40 p.m.

A car ran a stop sign and broad sided the van, causing the van to overturn, CDCR officials said.  Four people in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two officers and one inmate were in the van, headed back to the prison after a medical appointment, CDCR officials said.  

They were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 


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