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News: Media Alert

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2015 — Contact Lisa E. Kinney, (804) 674-3275

Offender Transportation Van Crash

RICHMOND - Seven offenders from the Stafford Diversion Center and a Department of Corrections driver were involved in a crash on U.S. 17 this afternoon while traveling in an offender transportation van. The offenders were on their way to a worksite.

All offenders and the driver were taken to local medical facilities for assessment. At this time, there do not appear to be any life-threatening injuries.

Offenders at the Stafford Diversion Center are probationary community divertees who are able to hold jobs in the community while serving time at the diversion center.

Virginia State Police will investigate the crash.