Man dies pushing broken down car off I-26

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SANDY RUN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man trying to push a broken down car off of Interstate 26 in Calhoun County has been struck and killed by an 18-wheeler.

Coroner Donnie Porth said 48-year-old Freddie Guthrie of Columbia was in the westbound lanes around 3 a.m. Wednesday trying to push his car off I-26 around mile marker 120 when he was killed.

Troopers say the driver of tractor trailer didn't see Guthrie's broken down Ford Taurus in time to miss it, sideswiping the vehicle and hitting the victim.

The accident is still being investigated.

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hootie said on Thursday, Jul 11 at 5:18 PM

just how fast was this clown traveling? Guess if Mr. Guthrie had just left his vehicle on the interstate he might well be alive today!

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