Liberty man hit, killed

LIBERTY — A Liberty man was hit by three cars and killed while walking away from a single-car accident last week.

According to Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley, 30-year-old Vance Bailey wrecked his vehicle by losing control and overcorrecting on Anderson Highway in Liberty in the early morning hours of Jan. 2.

Kelley said Bailey had walked at least a mile away from the accident when he was struck by a car around 1:30 a.m. After the initial hit, which state troopers said was from a 2010 Mitsubishi, Kelley said Bailey was hit again while lying in the road.

Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma, Kelley said.
The accident is still being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.