Colleton County Fire-Rescue


23/December/2014 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

Incident # 14-07485 – A 28 year old woman died from injuries received in a high speed MVC on I-95 near the 64 mile marker northbound, Wednesday 23-December. At 12:27, 9-1-1 Dispatchers received multiple reports of a SUV that struck several trees. The callers advised two people were trapped in the wreckage. Engine 26 arrived several minutes later to find the Cadillac SUV in the median with heavy damage. It appeared the vehicle left the roadway in heavy rains, then struck several trees trapping the driver and rear seat passenger. An adult female, seated in the front passenger side was not injured. One additional ambulance was assigned to the incident. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the patients and used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the driver’s side doors. The 66 year old driver was in critical condition and was extricated with full spinal precautions. He was placed in Medic 26, with Medic 19’s crew assisting, then rapidly transported to Colleton Medical Center. No medical helicopters could fly due to the heavy rains. The Coroner’s Office was notified regarding the fatality. Northbound traffic on I-95, which was already heavy due to the holiday, was down to one lane and backed up for several miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 17, Engine 26, Medic 19, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Car 12, Car 105 and Car 111 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.