Former Anderson County Sheriff David Crenshaw died Monday morning while at the scene of a traffic accident. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says Crenshaw responded to the scene of an accident with injuries on Highway 88 with the Pendleton Fire Department. We’re told Crenshaw was assisting EMS when he collapsed and was taken to AnMed Health where he died at 7:55 a.m.
“This is a great loss for Anderson County,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tom Allen. “David served our community for many years as a Fire Fighter, first responder, Magistrate and was recently sworn in as a Pendleton Town Council member. David leaves a void that will not soon be filled. We offer his family and friends our deepest condolences during this tragic time.” Anderson Co. Fire Chief Billy Gibson says Crenshaw was a founding member and served with the Pendleton Volunteer Fire Dept since 1962 andwas Fire Chief for more than 21 years. Crenshaw was 63-years-old and lived in Pendleton. Flags in Anderson County are set to be flown at half staff on the day the funeral takes place.