Van transporting inmates involved in Nottoway accident

NOTTOWAY, VA (WWBT) -  Shortly before 8 a.m. this morning, a Virginia Department of Corrections van transporting Nottoway County Center inmates was involved in an accident at Lewiston Plank Road (route 723) and Schutt Road (route 650) in Nottoway County, according to Virginia State Police.

The van was travelling west on route 650 when it pulled out in front of a vehicle travelling north on route 723.  Eight people were being transported to a hospital, including six inmates.

A mother and her 8-year-old son were in the other vehicle.  They were two of the eight transported.  All were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the D.O.C. van is charged with reckless driving.  His name is Jackie C. Eason, 57, from Burkeville.

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