Dennis Charles Straight, Assistant Chief

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Assistant Chief Dennis Straight was directing traffic at an accident scene on the on-ramp to Highway 5 from the northbound lane of Highway 521 when he was struck by a vehicle. Life-saving efforts were administered on scene and Straight was then transported to Springs Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Incident Location: On-ramp to Highway 5 from the northbound lane of Highway 521, Lancaster, SC (U.S. National Grid: 17S NU 17689 54692 (DD: 34.834, -80.806))

Department information

Charlotte Road-Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department
4455 Old Hickory Road
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

Chief: Craig Roof

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 59
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 7, 2018 18:16
Date of death: November 7, 2018
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