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Columbia Firefighter Killed in Collision

12:49 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - A City of Columbia firefighter has died in collision in Lexington County from Sunday night.

Coroner Harry Harman says 41-year-old Anthony Charles Moye died around 9:50 p.m.

Harman says Moye was driving in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road when he lost control of his car and hit several parked vehicles.  Moye was not on duty at the time.

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says Moye was a captain with the department, and had served for over 20 years.

"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," Jenkins said in a statement. "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 accident remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and Lexington County Sheriff's Department.
 

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