The Arizona prison inmate hit by a truck this morning has been identified as 47-year-old Cary Allan -- and yesterday just happened to be his birthday.
A repeat customer of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Allan's current prison stint is a 27-month sentence for credit-card fraud out of Maricopa County.
DOC spokesman Barrett Marson tells New Times that as of a few hours ago, Allan was still alive.
According to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves, Allan was on a work detail picking up trash in the emergency shoulder of the freeway when the wind carried the bag he was using into the westbound lane of the highway.
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Allan, Graves says, chased after the bag and was hit by a truck carrying a horse trailer.
He taken to a hospital in extremely serious condition.
According to court records, Allan has two prior felony convictions dating back to 1994.
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