LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - An assistant fire chief was killed Wednesday evening while assisting at a crash scene in Lancaster County.
Dennis Straight, 59, of Lancaster Co. was directing traffic at the on-ramp of Highway 5 from the northbound lane of 521 around 7 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle.
Straight went to Springs Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“It is with deep regret that the announcement is made of the death of Charlotte Road/ Van Wyck Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Straight, who lost his life in the line of duty while working at a motor vehicle collision scene,” Lancaster County Fire Rescue said in a release.
Straight served with the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter for more than 20 years.
The crash remains under investigation and the SC Highway Patrol MAIT team is handling the matter.