Authorities said a South Carolina man managed to escape his fiery camper with severe burns—only to be struck and killed by a vehicle moments later.
According to WSOC-TV, the incident occurred Monday morning in Chesterfield County. Investigators said Tyrone Bush, 53, fled the camper and was standing in the road near Highway 9 and Oro Church Road when a 24-year-old man in a Dodge pickup ran him over before stopping. The driver wasn’t injured, they said.
It’s currently not clear if Bush was in the road attempting to get help or if he was disorientated before he was struck and killed. A close friend of Bush’s told the news station that the area surrounding the Pageland home is dark and that visibility is limited in the early hours.
WRAL reported that South Carolina Highway Patrol, the State Law Enforcement Division, and Chesterfield County deputies are investigating Monday’s incident. Authorities have reportedly ordered an autopsy.
On scene on Oro Church Rd In Chesterfield County where crews found the body of Tyrone Bush this morning. Officials say he escaped a fire at his home only to be hit by a truck in the road. Very active investigation here pic.twitter.com/tyDp1aDaqy
— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) January 14, 2019
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