Authorities: Deputy kills man who hit him with vehicle

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 6:07 AM

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who hit him with a vehicle.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department tells local news outlets deputies were called to a home at 7 a.m. Monday for reports of a suspicious person in a vehicle. Authorities say the man drove toward and struck a deputy, who then shot the driver.

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorist as a 43-year-old white man who died at the scene. Sheriff Jay Koon says the deputy involved was also white and is a 6-year department veteran.

The deputy was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

State police are investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure. Authorities say the driver was being investigated for several crimes, including burglary and pointing and presenting a firearm.