Lexington County mourns firefighter who died in the line of duty
Lexington County, SC (Paul Kirby) - A Lexington County firefighter has died on the scene of an accident in the Samaria community of Lexington County. The accident happened around 3:1 5 p.m. Friday.
According to Lexington County, Firefighter Paul Quattlebaum was struck and killed by a tractor trailer after arriving on the scene of another accident. The Lexington County Fire Service is in mourning the loss of its member. More information is promised at a press conference that’s scheduled for Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.
The SCHP and the Lexington County Coroner’s office are investigating the collision. We will provide more information as it becomes available.