Van Wyck Fire Department Assistant Chief Killed While Working Accident

LANCASTER, SC — The assistant chief of the Van Wyck Fire Department in Lancaster County was reportedly killed Wednesday night while working an accident.

Van Wyck Fire Chief, Craig Roof has confirmed the death of Assistant Chief Dennis Straight.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Straight was directing traffic around a serious accident on Hwy 521 near Hwy 5 around 7pm when he was reportedly hit and killed in the line of duty.

Troopers say the driver of the 2013 Malibu that hit Straight was not injured.

Funeral arrangements for Straight have not yet been released.