( AP ) - A crewboat carrying employees of the Louisiana State Penitentiary has collided with another vessel on the Mississippi River, injuring at least 18 people.
Prison spokeswoman Kathy Fontenot says the collision occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday during a shift change at the sprawling plantation prison. She says at least two people were seriously injured.
West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel says no one went into the river.
The Coast Guard says the accident involved the crewboat and a tugboat that was pushing two barges on the river. The Coast Guard says all people aboard the vessels have been accounted for.