Colleton County Fire-Rescue


03/April/2016 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift

Incident #16-02025 – Two people were injured, one fatally, in a four vehicle MVC in the 3800 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) Sunday evening 03-April. At 18:49, Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Lawson was on patrol, when he witnessed the collision. A northbound motorcycle collided with the rear of a northbound pickup, ejecting the occupants. A southbound vehicle, then struck the adult female rider causing fatal injuries. The adult male patient suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including a head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated him at the scene, then Fire-Rescue rapidly transported the man to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville. Both motorcyclists had Ridgeville addresses. Traffic on Sniders Hwy near the accident was detoured for nearly four hours while the SC Highway Patrol investigated the crash. The Coroner’s Office transported the female. No one in the other three vehicles were injured.

Engine 1, Medic 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.