SC man who took truck had escaped from hospital

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a nude man who stole a fire truck in Port Royal and drove off, hitting six vehicles and killing a pedestrian will be charged with murder and assault and battery.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports ( ) 26-year-old Kalvin Hunt of Sumter took the truck after he was taken to the Beaufort Naval Hospital last Friday. He escaped when a VA officer took him outside for a moment.

A hospital spokeswoman cited privacy laws in not revealing what Hunt was being treated for.

Authorities are not sure when Hunt shed his clothes. Police say after he took the fire truck, he hit and killed 28-year-old Justin Nicholas Miller before crashing.

Hunt, who struggled with police officers after the crash, is now hospitalized in Charleston.


Information from: The Island Packet,

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