Colleton County Fire-Rescue
23-December-2021 - Fatal MVC - "A" & "B" Shifts
Incident # 21-09144 - An 81 year old Colleton County man died from injuries received in a single vehicle MVC in the 1600 block of Penny Creek Road Thursday 23-December. The car was seen partially submerged in a pond and reported to 9-1-1 at 07:41. Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Sheriff's Deputies responded to the location to find the vehicle upright in the pond, with only the lift gate and part of the roof visible. It was below the roadway grade and difficult to see from the road. A family member had jumped in the water and broken the liftgate window, but was unable to access the interior. The temperature was 34 degrees. Firefighter-Paramedics provided the woman with blankets and placed her in a heated staff vehicle to warm up. Fire-Rescue divers entered the cold water and searched the interior of the car. The man was found inside. He had no signs of life. The accident appeared to have occurred several hours prior to being discovered. A tow truck pulled the Chevrolet Tahoe from the pond and the man was removed, then transported by the Coroner's Office. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Engine 18, Medic 18, Rescue 18, Dive 1, Car 102, Car 105, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.
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