Colleton County Fire-Rescue


07/June/2020 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

Incident # 20-03720 – One man was critically injured and a second man died from injuries received in a single vehicle accident in the 2500 block of Possum Corner Road Sunday morning 07-June at 00:06. The men were traveling southbound on Possum Corner Rd in a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria when the car dropped off of the shoulder in the 2500 block. The driver overcorrected and the car slide sideways into a large pine tree causing heavy damage to the passenger side. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. A 36 yr. old male received multiple traumatic injuries and was found unconscious in the car. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating him in the vehicle and called for a medical helicopter. He was quickly extricated and moved to Fire-Rescue Medic 6, however the man went into cardiac arrest shortly after leaving the scene. Medic 6 diverted to Colleton Medical Center. Crews diligently worked to resuscitate the man and regained pulses enroute to the ED, unfortunately he did not survive. The 29 year old man was found semi-conscious and also suffered multiple traumatic injuries. He was treated at the scene, then rapidly transported in Medic 1 to a field to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Possum Corner Road was closed for over 4 hours while the SC Hwy Patrol conducted their investigation.

Engine 6, Engine 22, Medic 1, Medic 6, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Captain John Schneider served as Incident Commander.