Greenwood man dies from injuries after hit by truck
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 10:23 AM
A Greenwood man died after he was struck by a truck in Uptown Greenwood on Tuesday night.
Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox identified the victim as 55-year-old Derrell J. Anty, of 7 Gilliam Court.
The incident occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday along South Main Street near Greenwood High Apartments. That's where Anty was struck by a Ford pickup truck traveling north along the road. According to a Greenwood police report:
Witnesses at the scene told police the victim walked into the road heading east across the street with his head down just before he was hit. The driver of the vehicle said she saw the man standing on the double yellow lines in the middle of the thoroughfare at Circular Avenue, and she slowed her vehicle down. She continued driving and struck Anty on the right side of the pickup, and swerved around his body to avoid running him over, she said. The woman then turned into the apartment complex and called police.
Officers noted that the victim was wearing a gray shirt and dark blue shorts at the time of the crash, and indicated the area where the collision occurred was not well lit. Anty was initially taken to Self Regional Medical Center, where doctors indicated he had sustained a fractured pelvis and was not in stable condition. He was then airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.