Columbia firefighter killed in car wreck

February 12, 2013 

A Columbia firefighter was killed Sunday in a car wreck in Lexington that remains under investigation.

Charles Anthony Moye, 41, was driving a 2002 Cadillac Escalade in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington when he lost control and struck several parked cars, according to a report from the Lexington County Coroner’s office. Moye died from severe head and body trauma.

Moye, Columbia Fire Department captain, was a 22-year veteran. He first served as a volunteer and became a full time firefighter in 1997. He was off-duty when the accident happened.

“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,” Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the county coroner’s office.

-- Noelle Phillips

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