Van Used to Transport Prisoners Rear-Ended by Pickup in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A crash involving a Scranton police officer is under investigation.

A van used to transport prisoners was rear-ended by a pickup while stopped at a red light at the intersection of Pittston Avenue and Fig Street.

The officer driving the van was hurt but not badly. It happened just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators suspect the driver of the pickup might have been under the influence here in Scranton.

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