Colleton County Fire-Rescue
26/November/2019 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift
Incident # 19-08244 – A North Carolina man was killed
in a late evening, high speed, single vehicle MVC on I-95 near the 67 mile
marker southbound Tuesday evening 26-November at 22:02. Witnesses reported
the southbound 1999 Ford Explorer, left the roadway on the median side of
the highway twice, over corrected and crossed back to the outside shoulder.
The vehicle began to flip over and rolled approximately six times before
coming to rest upside down in a water filled ditch near the wood line. The
male driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was trapped in the wreckage. The
small SUV suffered heavy damage. Fire-Rescue units arrived several minutes
later and found the driver with no signs of life. The Coroner’s Office was
notified and responded to the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics searched the
surrounding woods with flashlights and a thermal imaging camera, but no
other victims were found. Once the Coroner’s Office completed their
investigation, crews used Holmatro Rescue tools to remove both driver’s side
doors and to lift the vehicle a short distance to free the driver. The
Coroner’s Office transported him to the morgue. The SC Highway Patrol is
investigating the crash.
Engine 26, Rescue 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Captain Roger Johnston served as Incident Commander.
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