EASLEY—A Liberty man is dead after being struck by a car while walking along SC Highway 135 near Indian Creek Drive in the Flat Rock Community early Wednesday morning.
Investigators with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say 23-year old Joseph Brock of Anderson struck Vance Marion Bailey with his 2010 Mitsubishi at about 1:30 a.m.
According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, Bailey had lost control and wrecked his vehicle. He then walked about a mile and a half before being hit by oncoming traffic.
Brock was not injured.
“The Mitsubishi was traveling north on SC 135 and (Bailey) was walking in the roadway and was struck by (the vehicle),” Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said. “After this collision, two more vehicles that were traveling north on SC 135 struck the pedestrian who was lying in the roadway. Due to the poor visibility of the weather, they were unable to see him.”
Brent Kelly said all vehicles did stop.
Bailey, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Highway Patrol is still investigating.