PORT ROYAL, S.C. — A South Carolina man is facing charges after jumping naked into a fire truck at an emergency scene and speeding away, killing a pedestrian and smashing into multiple vehicles.
The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office said Saturday that 28-year-old Justin Miller of Port Royal was killed by the careening fire truck as he walked along a sidewalk.
A Beaufort police supervisor was not immediately available Saturday to confirm the suspect’s identity. The driver was pulled from the fire truck after it crashed into trees and immediately began fighting with police and paramedics.
Witnesses said the man was naked when he was pulled from the fire truck and when he jumped behind the wheel as Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department firefighters responded to an apartment complex.
Credit: The Associated Press.