Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 26 and 27 responded to an over-turned pickup truck in the 8300 block of Mount Carmel Road at 2122 Monday evening. The truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway road, over corrected and lost control. The truck over-turned possibly two times ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt. Firefighter-Paramedics found the 36 year old Smoaks man lying in the roadway suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. A medical helicopter was requested and landed in a field near the accident site. The man was treated at the scene and transported to the field to meet with the Omniflight-Charleston helicopter. He was flown to MUSC in Charleston.

Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Chief McRoy served as Incident Commander.

Omniflight-Charleston was back in the county three hours later to assist Medic 18 with a self inflicted shotgun wound to the shoulder. The Johnsville man was flown from the scene to MUSC in Charleston. Engine 7 and Medic 18 responded to the incident. Captain John Graham served as Incident Commander.