Colleton County Fire-Rescue


19/February/2016 – Fatal MVC w/entrapment & Air Evac – “A” Shift

Incident # 16-00976 – A Walterboro man died from injuries he received in a single car, high speed crash on I-95 near the 49 mile marker northbound, Friday afternoon at 17:49. The female driver, suffered multiple injuries and was flown by helicopter to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported the car left the roadway and rolled over several times before striking several trees. The Jeep Cherokee suffered heavy damage in the collision, trapping both occupants. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the car upright in the median against two large trees. The female driver was conscious. The male occupant had no signs of life. Crews used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the driver’s door and displace some debris to free the woman. A medical helicopter was placed on standby at Colleton Medical Center. Once the extrication was completed, the woman was treated at the scene, then rapidly transported to CMC to meet with LifeNet 4. The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. When they completed their investigation, the male was extricated and transported from the scene by the Coroner’s Office.

Northbound traffic on I-95 was down to one lane for four hours until the accident could be cleared and backed up for six miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Engine 13, Engine 27, Medic 1, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 107 and Car 109 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.