One Person Injured in Prison Transport Accident

   One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident involving a prison transport van in Lawrence County early Thursday morning. Allen Whittaker of Jonesboro, Arkansas was driving the van carrying four inmates east on US 50 near Red Hills State Park when he lost control on the icy roadway. The van slid off the road and hit a ditch bank before overturning. One of the inmates was injured and taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. The driver and the other three inmates were not hurt. The inmates were taken to the Lawrence County Jail while awaiting transport.