In an update on yesterday’s tragic incident along Ribaut Road, authorities have released the names of both the victim, and the suspect.
The man struck and killed by the stolen Port Royal FD fire truck is Justin Nicholas Miller, of Port Royal, and the suspect is Kalvin Hunt, of Sumter, SC.
Reports state that Hunt is currently still in Beaufort Memorial Hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the incident.
Yesterday afternoon at around 4:30, Hunt allegedly stole the fire truck in Port Royal while it was on a call at a local apartment complex. At the time, Hunt was described by witnesses as ‘disturbed’. He drove the truck up Ribaut Road plowing into vehicles near the intersection at the McTeer Bridge, and caused multiple vehicle accidents and one fatality as Miller was struck and killed. The truck crashed into a tree outside of the new Dollar General store near Ribaut Lanes.