Accident involving Orange Co. Sheriff's transport van backs up traffic on US 69

POLLOK, TX (KTRE) - An accident involving a prisoner transport van on US 69 North in Angelina County sent three inmates to the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Rodney Tucker said Shane Gammons, of Lufkin, was driving a 1996 GMC pickup on FM 2021 and attempted to cross US 69 North when he was hit by an Orange County transport van headed south at 4:20 p.m.

All three inmates were taken to a Lufkin hospital with minor injuries, per transport procedure.

Traffic was diverted on the shoulders of both sides until about 5:30 p.m.

Both drivers were not injured.

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