UNDATED (WHTC) -- The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident involving a department vehicle involved in a traffic crash. Sergeant John Wolffis reports that the vehicle was transporting inmates who were part of the Sentenced Work Abatement Program. Five inmates in the van siad they weren't injured but a short time later, four of them reported injuries. Three inmates were transported to North Ottawa Hospital. The fourth one changed his mind. The county vehicle was stopped on School Street at the intersection of Savidge Street in Spring Lake Township at about 1:20 P.M. on Monday. The deputy was making a turn westbound on Savidge Street. A vehicle was approaching eastbound and the deputy backed up the vehicle, hitting a stopped car behind him. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Story by: Diane E Coston