(LOXLEY, AL) – Two inmates from the Alabama Department of Corrections were hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning on Interstate 10 near Loxley. One of the men was killed.
That inmate was Kenric Turner, who was sentenced in 2009 for child abuse in Madison County.
Kelvin Dejan Jordan of Lamar County was also hit. He was flown by helicopter to the University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Three other inmates were part of the crew. They were not injured.
The incident happened at approximately 10:45 a.m. The men were picking up trash as part of an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation. The inmates are classified as ‘minimum custody,’ according to Brian Corbett, spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Corbett said a van with strobe lights and roadside signage was present, alerting drivers to use caution around the workers.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Loxley Police Department are investigating further.
Both of the men who were hit were assigned to the Loxley Community Work Center.
Turner had a minimum release date of December 28, 2013.