Sergeant Stanton was directing traffic at the scene of a previous vehicle accident when an approaching vehicle drove around emergency equipment and struck him. Stanton was immediately treated at the scene and then transported to the hospital where he passed away from injuries sustained. The driver of the vehicle who struck Sergeant Stanton is being charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident.
Sandy Springs Fire Department
740 Blackman Road
Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
Chief: Jimmy Ray Sutherland
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.