SC deputy's cruiser strikes, kills man at wreck

Associated Press - October 15, 2010 6:15 PM ET

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina troopers say a man is dead after a Darlington County deputy's cruiser hit him as he tried to help victims of a car wreck.

Authorities told multiple media outlets that 44-year-old Johnny Clint Floyd stopped around 4 a.m. Friday on state Highway 151 after seeing the wreck.

Troopers say the deputy was in a marked patrol car, but they haven't figured out if he was on duty or responding to the wreck when Floyd was run over.

The deputy's name has not been released.

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