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Coroner: Man dies after trying to stop his car from rolling into tree

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The area where deputies and the coroner found the car and victim. (May 2, 2014/FOX Carolina) The area where deputies and the coroner found the car and victim. (May 2, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Brian Green (Source: Friends) Brian Green (Source: Friends)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man's death is under investigation after he was found unresponsive next to a car at someone else's home in Inman, according to the coroner.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said he was called to a home on Lakefront Road in Inman on Thursday night when the a man was found lying next to his car about 8 p.m.

Clevenger said it appears the man's 2011 Chevy Corvette was in neutral, began to roll so he tried to stop it with his body, and the car slowly ran into a tree. He said the man was able to free himself but was found dead next to the car.

The man was identified as 32-year-old Brian Green, of Inman, and his cause of death is under investigation.

Randy Bogan with the coroner's office said an autopsy was performed and preliminary results showed Green died of internal injuries.

Both the Highway Patrol and sheriff's office is investigating the case.

Green's friend Cale Wheeler reached out to FOX Carolina with the following message about him:

Over the 20 years of friendship I shared with Brian, He was the most selfless, caring person that anyone could ever have the pleasure of knowing. There wasn't a day that went by he wasn't putting his family and friends first; he would stop whatever he was doing at the drop of a hat to help someone in need. He never met a stranger and was always attending his nephews baseball games; to birthday parties of his friends, their children, to helping in the community. He and his family were loved and appreciated by all; you simply couldn't ask for a more devoted and outgoing person. Brian also was an avid automotive fan and thoroughly enjoyed Corvettes and any type of high performance vehicle. The world lost one of the most amazing people I've had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime; he was taken from us way to soon – but I realize it was God's will and He needed him more.

Cale and friends set up a makeshift memorial for Green in the yard where he died with permission from the homeowner.

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friendship I shared with Brian, He was the most selfless, caring person that anyone could ever have the pleasure of knowing. There wasn't a day that went by he wasn't putting his family and friends first; he would stop whatever he was doing at the drop of a hat to help someone in need. He never met a stranger and was always attending his nephews baseball games; to birthday parties of his friends, their children, to helping in the community. He and his family were loved and appreciated by all; you simply couldn't ask for a more devoted and outgoing person. Brian also was an avid automotive fan and thoroughly enjoyed Corvettes and any type of high performance vehicle. The world lost one of the most amazing people I've had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime; he was taken from us way to soon – but I realize it was God's will and He needed him more.

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