Colleton County Fire-Rescue


02/August/2014 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

Incident # 14-04534 – A high speed single car MVC claimed the life of a 20 year old Colleton County man Saturday morning 02-August. At 08:04 a motorist reported the overturned vehicle in the 4000 block of Featherbed Road. The caller advised the car was on fire. Fire-Rescue units arrived shortly after the call to find the 2002 Ford Taurus in the woods fully involved. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the blaze. The victim was found trapped inside the car. Firefighters used Holmatro rescue tools to remove the driver’s side doors and cut the “B” post to extricate the patient.

It appeared the car was traveling northbound on Featherbed Road and dropped off of the pavement in a curve. The car over-corrected, left the roadway again, struck a ditch and began flipping over multiple times before landing on its roof in the woods. The area where the accident occurred is in a rural section with no homes. The Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and transported the patient. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Engine 2, Engine 12, Engine 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic KC Campbell served as Incident Commander.