Kenneth M. Stanton, Sr.

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.

Department Information

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.

Age: 52 
Rank: Sergeant 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Feb 15, 2015 21:00
Date of Death: Feb 15, 2015 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Scene Safety 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road