Man Struck and Killed After Jumping from Truck

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By Alicia Barnes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ Investigators in Spartanburg County are trying to figure out why a man jumped from a truck just before he was struck and killed by a car.

The coroner's office said 39-year-old Gene Pearson Jr. of Inman died at the hospital shortly after being injured Friday night.

Witnesses told troopers that Pearson appeared to jump from a truck on a road not far from U.S. Highway 176 in Inman.

Authorities say Pearson was then struck by a 2007 Cadillac driven by an 80-year-old man.

Troopers say no charges have been filed in the incident.

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