Colleton County Fire-Rescue


24/April/2022 - Fatal MVC with entrapment and Air Evac - "A" Shift
Incident # 22-03087 - A 13 yr old male perished and his 11 yr old sister was flown to a Trauma Center following a single vehicle accident on Ruffin Road at Big Hill Road Sunday afternoon 24-April at 13:04. The eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck dropped off of the right hand shoulder, over corrected and flipped over several times. The two unrestrained children were ejected from the truck and the truck rolled over on top of them. Several motorists stopped to assist and they were able to lift the truck up enough to pull the girl from under the roof. She suffered multiple traumatic injuries. They were not able to reach the boy. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later, but the boy had no signs of life and was trapped under the truck. One additional Fire-Rescue Ambulance and a medical helicopter were requested. CARE Flight responded and landed on Ruffin Road. The girl was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Shawn Jenkins Children's Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Firefighters used Holmatro Low Pressure lifting air bags to lift the truck and extricate the victim. The Coroner's Office transported him to Colleton Medical Center. Ruffin Road in the area of the accident was closed for 2-1/2 hours while Law Enforcement investigated the accident. 

Engine 26. Medic 18, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Rescue 18, Battalion 1, Car 107 and Car 112 responded. Firefighter-EMT James Varnadoe served as Incident Commander.