Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 19 and 27 responded to an over-turned pick-up truck on I-95 at the 43 mile marker southbound, Monday morning 25-May at 0225. Two State Troopers assigned to Jasper County were returning from an assignment and drove up on the accident. One man was already outside of the vehicle, but a woman was still trapped inside. Fearing for her safety, the Troopers diligently worked to get the woman out for the truck. They were able to extricate the victim prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue units. The woman who received critical injuries in the crash, was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics. She suffered a severe head injury and other traumatic injuries. Omniflight flew to the scene, but was unable to land due to fog in the area. The patient was transported to the northbound rest area, were the helicopter was able to set down. She was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The male patient also received severe injuries. He was treated at the scene and transported by Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center. He was later transferred by private ambulance to MUSC with multiple traumatic injuries.

Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 19, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.