Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/January/2020 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

Incident # 20-00670 – A 55 year old Ruffin man died from injuries received in a single car MVC in the 300 block of Sunrise Road in the Town of Smoaks, Thursday afternoon 30-January. At 12:17, 9-1-1 was notified of the Red Ford Pickup that left the roadway and struck several trees. The truck received heavy damage and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He was the only occupant in the truck and received multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics stationed in Smoaks arrived minutes later and quickly began treating the man. He was rapidly removed from the heavily damaged truck and transported emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. Medic 7’s crew transferred his care to the Flight Crew of CARE Flight. He was flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital where he was rushed to surgery. Unfortunately he did not survive his injuries. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.  

Engine 3, Engine 7, Medic 7, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Lt. David Sauls served as Incident Commander.