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Two hurt when sheriff’s buses collide on Stevenson

One prisoner and one correctional officer were injured this morning when two Cook County sheriff’s buses transporting prisoners collided on the southbound Stevenson Expressway, officials said.

The accident happened about 7:55 a.m. in the left lane of the expressway just north of Pulaski Road, when one of the two buses ran into the rear of the second one, according to Master Sgt. Jason LoCoco of the Illinois State Police.

According to Frank Bilecki, spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the two buses were part of a five-vehicle convoy that was transporting 106 prisoners from Cook County Jail to Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet.

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