Mom suing for wrongful death of son in Greenville hit-and-run

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The mother of a man killed in a hit-and-run has filed a lawsuit for his death.

Thomas Earl Talley Jr., 32, was found dead in the southbound lane of N. Main St. at 2:40 a.m. June 27, the coroner says.

Talley’s mother filed a civil lawsuit against Waste Connections of the Carolinas.

The Greenville Police Department has confirmed the involvement of a commercial garbage truck in the fatal hit-and-run. Police say it is still an active investigation.

The incident happened in front of the Northgate Soda Shop.

The autopsy showed that Talley died of multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death is classified as an accident.

Police have said that someone could have witnessed the incident.

They say a dark-colored sedan, possibly an Impala, was seen driving on N. Main Street and E. Hillcrest Drive in the direction of the incident around the same time.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Greenville Police Department at 864-271-5333 or CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME.

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