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Man steals Port Royal FD fire truck, smashes cars, kills one

At around 4:30pm today a Port Royal FD fire truck was stolen while on a call in Port Royal by a man who has been described as ‘disturbed’.   The man allegedly drove the fire truck up Ribaut Road plowing over top of vehicles near the McTeer Bridge, and caused at least six vehicle accidents, some with drivers trapped inside. 
One pedestrian was struck and killed by the truck as the path of mayhem ended when the driver crashed the vehicle into a tree outside of the new Dollar General store at the interscetion of Pine Court and Ribaut Road.

The Island News will have more on this story as more information is made available.

Photo by Gene Brancho
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