Van carrying inmates crashes into water in Wharton

WHARTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A privately owned correctional facility van carrying inmates left the roadway and crashed into water on Thursday.

The van was driving northbound on US-59 near CR-231 when it left the road around 11:30 a.m.

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Emergency crews tended to injured people from the van. Police say all injuries are non-life threatening.

Multiple lanes were closed while the crash was cleared. It is unknown at this time what caused the crash.
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