Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22-December-2012 – Fatal MVC – “B” Shift

Incident # 12-06943 – A 24 year old Charleston man died in a single car MVC in the 1200 block of Bennetts Point Road Saturday afternoon 22-December at 13:15. The north bound Plymouth Neon left the roadway at a high rate of speed in a curve and struck a tree. The small car suffered heavy damage. The man was heavily entrapped in the damaged car. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived with minutes and determined the man had no signs of life. The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. After they had completed their investigation, Firefighters used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the man. The extrication, which involved removing the doors, roof and displacing the dash took approximately 30 minutes. The Coroner’s Office transported the patient from the scene. The SC Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

Engine 6, Medic 6, Rescue 1, Car 105, Car 109 and Car 111 responded. Firefighter/EMT James Varnadoe served as Incident Commander.