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DOC van transporting inmates crashes near Florence

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FLORENCE, Ariz. -

A Department of Corrections van transporting 10 inmates and two officers rolled over near Florence Wednesday afternoon.

About 2:30 p.m., the van was involved in a single-vehicle accident on State Route 79 at milepost 126, south of Florence.

Multiple people were injured in the collision. One inmate was flown to Maricopa Medical Center with injuries to his arm and back. Seven inmates received treatment for minor injuries and abrasions. 

A corrections officer sustained minor injuries and the other corrections officer was checked out as a precaution.

DOC spokesman Doug Nick says the inmates are part of the wildland fire crew out of the Florence prison facility. They were returning to the prison from an assignment in Oro Valley.

The first responders to the scene were two DOC nurses who were in the area and provided immediate medical attention.

As to what caused the collision, the driver told DPS he saw a white SUV stopped in the northbound lane of 79 as he approached. He swerved to avoid it, and lost control. DPS is now looking for the driver of that vehicle.

Traffic in the area is slow moving. It will be about 6 p.m. until the roadway is cleared.

Video: FOX 10's Anita Roman reports.

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