Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/January/2017 Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC A Shift

Incident # 17-00639 A 53 year old Walterboro man was killed after he stepped into the path of an east bound dump truck on Bells Hwy at the intersection of Mount Carmel Road, Monday morning 30-January at 05:25. An off duty Firefighter-Paramedic drove up on the accident shortly after it occurred and began performing CPR on the man who was lying in the roadway. Medic 26 arrived minutes later and continued resuscitative efforts. The man was rapidly transported the mile to Colleton Medical Center but did not survive his injuries. Traffic on Bells Hwy was rerouted for about an hour while the Walterboro Police Dept investigated the crash. The truck driver was distraught, but did not suffer any injuries.

Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 109 and Car 118 responded. WFD also sent two Engines to the scene.