Colleton County Fire-Rescue


06/October/2021 - Fatal MVC - "B" Shift

Incident # 21-07216 - A two vehicle collision in the 8700 block of Charleston Hwy., (SC Highway 64)  in the Neyles Community has left two people and a canine dead and blocked the busy two lane highway for 3 hours. The accident was reported at 08:49 Wednesday morning 06-October,  when witnesses advised an eastbound 2010 Lexus crossed into the westbound lane and struck a GMC Servpro box style truck head-on. The impact caused substantial damage to the truck. The Lexus drove under the box knocking the rear axle off and shearing off the driver's side and roof of the Lexus. The truck came to rest in the westbound ditch, with the Lexus stopping in a yard on the eastbound side of the highway. Fire-Rescue units arrived about several minutes later to find the roadway blocked with debris. Both unrestrained drivers, a 19 yr. old female in the truck and the 48 yr. old male in the Lexus, were deceased. A canine in the Lexus was trapped and in critical condition. The unrestrained 19 yr. old passenger in the truck was ambulatory at the scene and suffered multiple, but non-life threatening injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the 19 yr. old male and other crew members deployed Holmotro Pentheon rescue tools to extricate the trapped canine. An Animal Control Unit was also requested. Crews extricated the canine from the passenger side and transferred him to the Animal Control Officer. Firefighter-Paramedics used animal specific oxygen administration devices from the Fido Kids carried on all Colleton County Ambulances to treat the canine. The animal was transported to the animal shelter to meet with a Veterinarian, however the animal passed away from his severe injuries shortly after arrival. The 19 yr. old male patient was transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 6 to the Trauma Center at MUSC. The highway remained closed for nearly three hours while the SC HIghway Patrol conducted their investigation and recovery crews cleared the debris from the roadway. 

Engine 6, Engine 19, Rescue 1, Medic 6, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112 and Car 116 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.