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Troopers: No charges expected after car fatally struck man pushing wheelchair in Greenville Co.

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Calvin Burgess (center) pictured with sons Scotty Burgess and Brian Burgess (directly on either side of him), grandson Bradley Burgess (in hat on far left) and grandson Chris Burgess (pictured far right) (Source: Family) Calvin Burgess (center) pictured with sons Scotty Burgess and Brian Burgess (directly on either side of him), grandson Bradley Burgess (in hat on far left) and grandson Chris Burgess (pictured far right) (Source: Family)
Intersection of Woodruff Road and Butler Road in Greenville County (August 5, 2017/FOX Carolina) Intersection of Woodruff Road and Butler Road in Greenville County (August 5, 2017/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man who was pushing another man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by an SUV in Greenville County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The incident occurred at 10:05 p.m. Friday on Woodruff Road near Butler Road, approximately 0.25 miles east of Mauldin.

According to troopers, the driver was traveling west on Woodruff Road when he struck two pedestrians walking north across SC-146.

The coroner confirmed 66-year-old Calvin Burgess succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Troopers said Burgess was pushing another man in a wheelchair on Woodruff Road near the intersection of Butler Road when the SUV struck them. 

The man in the wheelchair was taken to the hospital with injuries. 

Shannon Rochester is a family member of both men involved in the incident. She released the following statement on behalf of family:

Calvin Burgess was a great man, father, grandfather and friend to everyone. He kept us all smiling and laughing no matter how we felt during the day. He was a hard working man who would help anyone out that was in need and he loved his family and friends. It is such a tragedy that he has passed away so suddenly and he will forever hold a special place in all our hearts.

Bradley Burgess, Calvin's grandson who was being pushed in the wheelchair, was in a really bad car wreck when we were kids and is now handicapped because of it. He can walk but not like everyone else - he stumbles at times when he walks so Calvin knew the safest thing was to have him in a wheelchair while walking on the busy road. 

Calvin has 2 sons Scotty Burgess and Brian Burgess that he loved and enjoyed spending time with them like he did the rest of his family. Bradley is my cousin and is the sweetest person you could ever meet. He has a kind heart and is very active even with his problem. 

Calvin helped out with Bradley while Bradley's father Scotty who is Calvin's son worked and other times Bradley's grandmother Wanda would watch after him as well. 

Bradley loved his grandfather just as much as he loved Bradley. Good news - Bradley was able to come home today from the hospital. He is a little beat up from the incident but is doing great.  The picture is Calvin, his 2 sons Scotty Burgess and Brian Burgess and 2 of his grandkids - Bradley Burgess who is wearing the hat and Chris Burgess who is on the far right.

"They are just waiting for answers and waiting to know what happened because they had no clue what was going on," said Traci Fant, a friend of the family.

According to troopers, the driver was not injured.

Troopers announced Monday that no charged would be filed in the case.

Troopers said said with several recent pedestrian deaths, there are some tips to keep the public as safe as possible.

"If there is not a sidewalk provided then walk as close to the shoulder as you can," said Joe Hovis with Highway Patrol. "Just make sure you walk facing the traffic so you can see any cars coming."

Troopers also stressed the importance of wearing reflective clothing. They said the reflection can help save lives because it can be seen for several yards at night if someone has their headlights on.

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