Ala Inmate Killed Picking Up Trash on I-10

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) -- Prison officials say one Alabama inmate is dead and another is injured after they were struck by a vehicle while picking up trash on Interstate 10 near Loxley.

A Department of Corrections statement says five prisoners from the Loxley Community Work Center were cleaning up the highway when the two men were hit about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials say 32-year-old Kenric Isiah Turner died at the scene. He was serving 15 years in prison for a child abuse conviction in Madison County.

Kelvin Dejan Jordan was taken to a hospital by helicopter. There's no word on his condition. The 37-year-old prisoner is serving 15 years for a theft conviction in Lamar County.

The prison system says a van with strobe lights and a warning sign were present on the interstate.


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