An inmate was killed today and 10 people injured when a tractor trailer hauling soup veered off Highway 99
and slammed into a prison work crew outside Bakersfield.
Authorities say a Hanford trucker drifted off the highway into a jail van with a supervisor and
four inmates inside, then struck five inmates picking up trash on the road. One inmate was killed instantly.
The truck then hit a fence, flipped over and
burst into flames. The trucker and nine others were taken to area hospitals for treatment.