Colleton County Fire-Rescue


10/Aug/2012 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift      

Incident # 12-04381 – A 61 year old man was killed after walking into the path of a tractor trailer on Hendersonville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) north of Jonesville Ave Friday afternoon 10-August at 14:53. Witnesses reported the man was walking southbound on the shoulder of the highway, when he turned left and walked in front of a southbound Kenworth Truck. The truck driver made efforts to avoid a collision, but struck the man in the highway. He died of multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, but he had no signs of life. One lane of the highway just north of the Jonesville Community was closed for several hours while the SC Highway Patrol,  State Transport Police and the Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident. The Coroner’s Office transported the man’s body from the scene.

Engine 8, Medic 6, Car 12 and Car 105 responded. Battalion Chief Joey Campbell served as Incident Commander.