Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 5, 17, 19 and 27 responded to a three vehicle accident on I-95 at the 68 mile marker northbound, Tuesday afternoon 13-April at 1705. Traffic on the busy highway had begun to slow due to an accident at the 74 mile marker in Dorchester County. A north bound tractor trailer came up behind several slowing vehicles, striking a mini-van in the rear, then a motor home and the car it was towing. The mini-van was pushed off of the highway and over-turned several times trapping the Canadian couple. The motor home drove off onto the right hand shoulder. The tractor trailer driver lost control of his rig, went off the right hand shoulder, crossed the northbound entrance ramp and jumped a ditch before driving into a wooded area knocking down several pine trees. The occupants of the mini-van suffered multiple non-life threatening traumatic injuries, while the truck driver complained of minor injuries. No one was injured in the motor home. Firefighters used hand tools and pry bars to gain access to the mini-van prior to the arrival of the Rescue 1. The patients were packaged with spinal precautions and transported to the Colleton Medical Center by Medics 26 and 27. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 5, Engine 17, Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 26, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Lieutenant Joey Campbell served as Incident Commander.