Former Anderson County Sheriff Crenshaw dies

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Former Anderson County Sheriff David Crenshaw died Monday moring morning while assisting at the scene of a traffic accident.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Crenshaw, 63, had responded to the scene of an auto accident on Highway 88 with the Pendleton Fire Department. Crenshaw collapsed at the scene. He 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.”

Crenshaw was elected to Pendleton Town Council in 2011. He was a founding member of the Pendleton Volunteer Fire Dept and served on the department since 1962. He also served as Pendleton Fire Chief for more than 21 years. Crenshaw, served as the Anderson County Sheriff from 2004 until 2008.