Off-duty Columbia Firefighter dies in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman says a man died after losing control of his vehicle Sunday night.

LEXINGTON COUNTY (WACH) - An off-duty Columbia Firefighter died in a vehicle collision Sunday night.

According to Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman, Anthony Charles Moye, 41, was driving a 2002 Cadillac Escalade on Jessamine Road in Lexington around 10 p.m. Sunday when he lost control and struck several parked vehicles. Moye was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moye was a Columbia Firefighter who was off-duty at the time of the crash.

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins released the following statement:

â??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. 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.â??

The crash is being investigated by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.