NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. – Four inmates at a Fayette County prison work camp were injured in a Monday morning traffic accident on state Route 39 in Nicholas County.
The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department said the inmates were in a van traveling from Slayton Work Camp on the campus of Mount Olive State Prison to the DOH garage in Summersville when the van was struck head-on by a passenger car at 7:45 a.m. near the Peters Creek intersection.
Deputies said the driver of the car, William Hanshaw of Summersville, slammed into a tractor trailer and then into the inmate van.
The driver of the van, corrections officer Aramand Brouillard of Belva and four inmates were injured. Brouillard and one of the inmates were treated and released from Charleston Area Medical Center. Three other inmates were taken to the Summersville Medical Center after suffering minor injuries. Hanshaw was also hospitalized.
The investigation into the crash continues.