Louisiana State Police and deputies with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office were on the scene of an accident near I-20 and Millhaven Road Wednesday afternoon.
The accident involved an 18-wheeler and a Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office inmate transport van. 
Authorities say the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to slow down with traffic and slammed into the back of the inmate transport van.
Five people were injured, including four inmates and one deputy; all were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, but was cited for careless operation.