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PBSO transport van wreck sends deputy to hospital

Posted at 4:57 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 09:40:34-04

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office transport van was involved in an overnight crash with another vehicle in suburban West Palm Beach.

The wreck happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on Okeechobee Boulevard near Meridian Road.

PBSO public information officer Eric Davis said the van was rear-ended.  A deputy driving the vehicle was the only person onboard. He was treated at an area hospital and released.

The crash had the eastbound lanes of Okeechobee Boulevard blocked for several hours overnight while deputies investigated.

Firefighters and EMS were also on the scene.

It's unclear if the driver of the other vehicle was hurt.