1 dead in crash involving NJ Department of Corrections van

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One person is dead after a crash involving a New Jersey Department of Corrections van and a tractor trailer. (WPVI)

One person is dead after a crash involving a New Jersey Department of Corrections van and a tractor trailer.

The accident happened around 1:43 p.m. Thursday on southbound Route 55 in Millville, New Jersey.

Police say a state prison van slammed into the rear of a flatbed tow truck hauling a disabled vehicle.

An inmate in the van, headed to Bayville State Prison, was killed.

A second inmate and two prison guards were also injured, police say.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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