We regret to pass on that a Lexington County (South Carolina) Firefighter has died in the Line Of Duty after he was struck by a semi while trying to treat victims of a car crash.
Lexington County Fire Service Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum, a 22-year veteran of the service, had been dispatched to a service call around 1530 hours this afternoon. While he was headed to the scene, he and his partner saw a car crash in the 5200 block of Fairview Road. The firefighters stopped to check on those involved, and while they were doing their duty, Quattlebaum was struck by the semi.
EMS began giving care to Quattlebaum at the scene, and he was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Much more to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.