Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/June/2022 - Fatal MVC with ejection - "C" Shift

Incident # 22-04325 - A high speed single vehicle MVC claimed the life of a 24 year old Beaufort man and sent a 22 yr old White Hall man to a Trauma Center Sunday morning 05-June. The accident was reported at 02:22 by another motorist . They provided aid to the 22 year old man until Fire-Rescue units arrived. The accident involved a 2018 Dodge Charger that was traveling west on Ritter Road. The car lost control in a curve in the 700 block, crossed into the westbound ditch and struck a tree in the passenger side door. The impact uprooted the tree, which fell into Ritter Road. The car then flipped over multiple times before landing upright back in the westbound ditch. The occupants were not wearing seatbelts. The 24 year old male was ejected from the car. The 22 year old male suffered multiple injuries including a head injury. There was approximately 18 inches of intrusion into the car from the impact with the tree. After falling, the tree blocked a portion of Ritter Road. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the 22 year old at scene, then transported him emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. The Coroner's Office responded to the scene for the other occupant. Ritter Rd in the area of the accident was closed for three hours while SCHP investigated the accident. The Sheriff's Office assisted with traffic control. 

Engine 1, Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Captain Jack Wimberly served as Incident Commander.