Colleton County Fire-Rescue


11/November/2019 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

Incident # 19-07898 – A single vehicle MVC claimed the life of an adult male Monday morning 11-November at 11:35 in the 2300 block of Ashton Road. A southbound Dodge Durango failed to negotiate a curve, entered the ditch and struck a driveway culvert. The small SUV overturned and caught fire. The driver of the vehicle was partially ejected. Firefighters from Station # 15 arrived minutes after the dispatch and found the overturned SUV fully involved. They deployed one 1-3/4 handline from Engine 15 to extinguish the fire. Firefighter-Paramedics found the driver deceased and notified the Coroner’s Office. Coroner’s staff and Firefighters used hand tools to free the driver and the Coroner’s Office transported the patient to the morgue. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Engine 15, Medic 1, Rescue 18, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Chris Jones served as Incident Commander.