Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/March/2015 - High Speed MVC - B Shift

Incident # 15-01551 A high speed tractor trailer MVC sent a 50 year old male to Colleton Medical Center Saturday morning 21-March at 08:55. The southbound tractor trailer left the roadway on I-95 near the 64 mile marker and entered the woods on the right shoulder causing heavy damage to the truck. The vehicle struck several pine trees, breaking them off. The entire load of milk was ejected through the front of the trailer littering the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived the find the cab covered with trees. The driver was able to self-extricate and was found in the wooded area near the cab. He suffered multiple non-life threatening traumatic injuries. Crews treated his injures at the scene, then transported him to CMC. Southbound traffic on I-95 was backed up most of the day as recovery crews removed the vehicle and cleaned up the load of milk. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Engine 26, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.