Published: Aug 24, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 24, 2010 2:00 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - One person is dead after a Panhandle prison van crashed off a river bridge.

Authorities say the van and another vehicle collided early Tuesday and the van went into the Choctawhatchee River.

Authorities say two prisoners were in the van and both were taken to an area hospital.

It couldn't immediately be confirmed whether it was driver of the van or the driver of the second vehicle who was killed in the crash.

Divers remained at the scene.