John Russell Hendrix

John Russell Hendrix mugshot (Source: ACSO)

STARR, SC (FOX Carolina) - A volunteer firefighter in Anderson County has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing a fire truck, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers said just before 7:30 p.m. Monday John Russell Hendrix and a passenger were heading east on First Avenue in a fire truck to respond to an alarm call. The truck went off the right side of the road, hitting a culvert and a highway sign before overturning.

No one was injured in the crash, troopers said.

Chief Jimmy Sutherland said Hendrix was a volunteer firefighter for the Starr Fire Department. 

Authorities said Hendrix was charged with DUI following the crash.

Overturned fire engine in Starr (1)

A look at the scene after a fire engine overturned in Starr tonight. (September, 21, 2021)

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