Colleton County Fire-Rescue
01/June/2019 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift
Incident # 19-03804 – A Hampton County woman was killed and two other people injured in a two vehicle MVC on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) north of Balchem Lane near the community of Green Pond Saturday night 01-June. Colleton 9-1-1 received the first report of the collision at 22:29. Fire-Rescue units from Station # 6 in Green Pond arrived minutes later to find a heavily damaged Chevrolet S10 pickup truck over turned in the roadway. A small Porsche was off the right hand side of the highway in the ditch with moderate damage. Both occupants of the pickup truck were partially ejected and trapped in the wreckage. The female passenger was determined to be deceased and the 29 yr. old male driver was unconscious. Both were wearing seatbelts. It appeared the pickup truck had been traveling south on ACE Basin Parkway when it left the right shoulder, over corrected the lost control. The small truck slide sideways, entered the median where it began to flip over, entered the northbound lane, collided with and rolled over the two door convertible Porsche injuring the driver. Firefighter-Paramedics requested a second ambulance and a medical helicopter. Crews used hand tools and Holmatro Rescue Tools to force open the driver’s door and were able to extricate the driver of the truck in about 15 minutes. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries, was quickly treated at the scene, then transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Fire-Rescue Medic 1 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board assisting with his care. The medical helicopter was cancelled due to an extended ETA.
An incident in Allendale County had five area helicopters tied up during the same time period and the air medical unit responding to his incident was enroute from Marion County. The 54 yr. old driver of the Porsche also suffered multiple injuries and was transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 6 to Colleton Medical Center. The Coroner’s Office responded and transported the passenger. Northbound traffic on ACE Basin Parkway was blocked for seven hours while the accident was investigated. The SC Highway Patrol, MAIT and the Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash. The Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control.
Engine 2, Medic 1, Medic 6, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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