MCSO transport van involved in rollover crash in Phoenix

Posted at 4:18 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 19:46:47-04

Two detention officers were taken to the hospital early Friday morning after a rollover involving a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office transport van.

According to MCSO, the transport van was traveling westbound on Adams Street just after 3 a.m. when they went through the 19th Avenue intersection. Another vehicle headed southbound on 19th Avenue t-boned the van after failing to stop at a red light, causing it to roll over several times.   

MCSO says Officer Richard Brown was driving at the time of the crash. He was able to kick out the windshield and escape the van before pulling his partner, Officer Chenelle Brown, to safety.  He then made sure everyone else was OK before Phoenix Fire got to the scene. 

Both detention officers, who are not related despite sharing the same last name, were wearing seatbelts. No one was else was in the transport van at the time of the crash as they had just dropped off prisoners at the jail.  

Officer Chenelle Brown is in the Intensive Care Unit for treatment for serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Officer Richard Brown has been released from the hospital. 

Officials say the driver of the vehicle that struck the van, 27-year-old Edwin Boice, was not injured in the crash. 

Phoenix police say Boice was processed for DUI and booked into jail on one count of Endangerment and one count of Aggravated Assault. 

Stay with ABC15 for updates. 

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