A two-vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning sent 12 inmates to area hospitals.
According to Guntersville Police, a tractor-trailer and a van from Marshall County Community Corrections collided at about 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Alabama 69 and Gunter Avenue. The van was filled with inmates who had been picked up from their workplace and were on the way back to the corrections facility in downtown Albertville.
The driver and 11 inmates were transported to area hospitals.
Police report six inmates were taken to Huntsville Hospital where three were treated and released, while the other three are still hospitalized. One of them is listed in critical condition according to a hospital spokesperson.
Two other inmates were taken to Marshall Medical Center South, where they were treated and released.
Four people, including the driver, were taken to Marshall Medical Center North, where they were also treated and released.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing, according to Guntersville Police. No additional information was released.