PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) -- A nude man who stole a fire truck in Port Royal and drove off, hitting six vehicles and killing a pedestrian had fled from the Beaufort Naval Hospital before the incident.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports 26-year-old Kalvin Hunt of Sumter has been taken to the hospital by a Beaufort County Veteran Affairs officer last Friday. He escaped when the VA officer took him outside for a moment.
A hospital spokeswoman would not say what he was being treated for, citing privacy laws.
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 is still hospitalized.
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