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Fire captain dies after losing control, hitting several parked vehicles

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The scene of the collision. (Source: Google Maps) The scene of the collision. (Source: Google Maps)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A captain with the Columbia Fire Department is dead after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night.

According to Coroner Harry O. Harman, Anthony Charles Moye, 41, of Lexington was driving a 2002 Cadillac Escalade in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington when he lost control of his vehicle and struck several parked vehicles.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m.

Moye was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head and body trauma, Harman said. 

According to officials, Moye was with the department for 22 years and started as a volunteer.

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins released the following statement:

"I and all members of the Columbia Fire Department were saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic death of Columbia Fire Department Captain Anthony Moye who was involved in an off-duty motor vehicle accident Sunday night. Captain Moye was a 22 year veteran of the department by starting as Volunteer Firefighter in 1991.  In March of 1997 he became full time member of the Columbia Fire Department.  There are no words to fully define this tragic situation and loss, but we honor his life and service to the citizens, community and country he served."

The Highway Patrol has asked the Lexington County Sheriff's Department to investigate the crash because the Moye's wife is a Department of Public Safety employee.

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