Colleton County Fire-Rescue


06/July/2014 – Fatal MVC with ejections – “C” Shift

Incident # 15-03784 - A Walterboro woman was killed and two adult males were injured in a single car high speed crash on Jacksonboro Road near Charleston Hwy Monday morning 6-July. 9-1-1 Operators were notified of the fatal accident at 02:37. The caller advised two people had been ejected from the car and they could not locate a female occupant. The accident occurred on a dark rural section of the secondary road. Apparently the southbound car failed to negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway on the northbound side of the pavement. The small car struck several trees, uprooting one pine tree, before stopping in the center of the roadway. Fire-Rescue responded two Ambulances and an Engine to the incident. Units arrived minutes after the initial report to find the heavily damaged Nissan Altima blocking Jacksonboro Road approximately 500 feet north of Charleston Highway. An adult male was searching the woods on the east side of roadway. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the two injured males and other crewmembers set up floodlights and began searching the woods using flashlights and two thermal imaging cameras.  Firefighters with a thermal imaging camera located the woman in the woods on the west side of the road about 50 feet from the car.

She suffered multiple traumatic injuries and had no signs of life. A medical helicopter was requested for the male patient that was ejected from the car. The helicopter declined the flight due to fog in the area. The man was rapidly transported to the Trauma Center at MUSC by Fire-Rescue Medic 6. The other man was transported by Medic 9 to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. The Coroner’s Office responded and transported the female to Colleton Medical Center. The SC Highway Patrol, MAIT and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash. Jacksonboro Road in the area of the accident was closed for approximately eight hours.

Engine 2, Medic 6, Medic 9, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Lt. Brian Drew served as Incident Commander.