Naked man who stole fire truck charged with murder

February 28, 2012 12:45:02 PM PST
Authorities say a naked man who stole a fire truck and drove off, killing a pedestrian and hitting six vehicles, will be charged with murder.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports 26-year-old Kalvin Hunt had escaped from a veterans affairs hospital Friday, before the crash. A spokeswoman for Naval Hospital Beaufort would not say what Hunt was being treated for, citing privacy laws.

Bob Beres, a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said Hunt had been served with a murder warrant Tuesday.

Authorities are not sure when Hunt took off his clothes. Police say he sped away in the fire truck, then 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.


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