Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01-December-2017 / Multi-vehicle MVC / “A” Shift

Incident # 17-08224 – One person was injured in a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) and Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) Friday morning 01-December at 09:52. A northbound log truck on Jefferies Hwy collided with a west bound Chevrolet Suburban that was on Augusta Hwy. The loaded log truck overturned following the collision spilling its cargo of timber on the highway blocking the entire highway. The logs then struck a southbound delivery van on Jefferies Hwy. The logs crushed the back of the cab on the tractor trailer injuring the truck driver. The driver of the Suburban and the van were not injured. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the truck driver at the scene, then transported him by ambulance to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The other two drivers were not injured. Traffic on Jeffries Highway was blocked for two hours. The logging company brought heavy equipment to the scene to clear the logs from the roadway and reload them on another truck. The SC Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating the accident. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic control.

Engine 5, Engine 17, Medic 9, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 112 responded Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.