Firefighter dead in Anderson County DUI accident

A firefighter was killed while performing his duties at the vicinity of Sandy Springs Road after he was struck by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence, reported on February 16.

Authorities confirmed the death of Sandy Springs Fire Department member, 52-year-old Kenneth Stanton. Stanton reportedly was responding to an accident on Highway 76 at around 9:00 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle operated by 64-year-old Charles Pickens. Authorities later apprehended Pickens at his house in Pendleton. Several charges were filed against Pickens including felony DUI resulting in death and fleeing the accident scene.

The Columbia personal injury lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC are deeply saddened for the family and friends who are devastated by the recent loss of their loved one.