Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01/December/2012 – Fatal MVC – “B” shift

Incident # 12-06524 - Two people died in a single vehicle accident on Oregon Road Saturday afternoon, 01-December. It was located approximately one mile east of White Hall Road. The accident was reported at 12:21 after two men found an injured 13 year old male walking on the narrow dirt road. Oregon Road is a lightly traveled dirt road that runs through a swamp and a large tree farm. There are no houses for over a mile from the accident site. The men, one of whom was a doctor discovered the boy had been in a accident and was attempting to get help. They drove about a mile and found the heavily damaged truck and notified 9-1-1. The doctor determined the two people in the truck were not breathing. Fire-Rescue units arrived nine minutes later. The Ford F-250 extended cab pickup truck appeared to have left the road, struck a pine tree and broke into two pieces. Apparently the vehicle, which had been traveling at a high rate of speed, began to flip over, struck the tree roof first crushing the cab and two people inside. The adult male and teenaged female were both heavily entrapped in the wreckage. 

The boy had been riding in the bed of the truck. He was ejected on impact, but suffered only minor injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated him at the scene and verified the two occupants were deceased. The boy was transported by Medic 6 to Colleton Medical Center. The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. Following their investigation, a Wood Brothers wrecker pulled the truck off of the tree. Firefighters then used Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tools to extricate the victims. The Coroner’s Office transported them to the morgue at Colleton Medical Center. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

Engine 6, Engine 25. Medic 6, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Assistant Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.