Colleton County Fire-Rescue


18-June-2016 – Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC – “C” Shift

Incident # 16-03864 – Two people died after being struck by a minivan in the 4700 block of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) south of Honey Lane Saturday evening 18-June. At 21:54, 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of the accident advising two people had been struck by a car and were laying in the roadway. A Dorchester County EMS ambulance, traveling northbound on Jefferies Hwy. returning to Dorchester after dropping off a patient at Colleton Medical Center, was flagged down by the people at the scene. The Paramedics began rendering care to the two injured people. Fire-Rescue Units and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived minutes later. A 17 year old female, who just recently graduated from Colleton County High School, suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was in cardiac arrest. Firefighter-Paramedics began resuscitative efforts at the scene, then rapidly transported her to Colleton Medical Center with additional personnel on board assisting with patient care. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries. The adult male was found not breathing. The Dorchester Paramedics began resuscitative efforts. He was rapidly transported by DCEMS to Colleton Medical Center. A Colleton Firefighter drove the Dorchester EMS Unit to CMC so both Paramedics could work on the critically injured man.

The hospital stabilized him, then flew him by the LifeNet 4 Medical Helicopter to the Trauma Center at MUSC. His condition deteriorated enroute and he also passed away later in the morning.

Apparently, a large deer had been struck by a vehicle and was laying in the south bound lane near the center line on the dark rural four lane Jefferies Hwy. A north bound pickup truck stopped in the north bound lane of traffic. The occupants, a 28 year old male and a 17 year old female exited the pickup in what appeared to be an attempt to remove the dead deer from the south bound lane. They were both struck by a south bound minivan. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Traffic on Jefferies Hwy was down to one lane for three hours while SCHP investigated. Fire-Rescue provided scene lighting for the Troopers.  

Engine 19, Medic 1, Medic 14, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-EMT Shane Weber served as Incident Commander.