Colleton County Fire-Rescue
19/September/2021 - Fatal MVC - "C" Shift
Incident # 21-06820 - An adult male died in a single vehicle accident Sunday evening 19-Sept. The accident was in a field, approx 1/4 mile off of the 22700 block of Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) west of the Town of Lodge. The incident was dispatched to Colleton County units at 21:43. Colleton Fire-Rescue units arrived 13 minutes later to the dark remote area to find an overturned Ford Ranger in a pond. The victim had been pulled up on a causeway and had no signs of life. The accident evidently happened earlier and due to the cell tower location, the 9-1-1 call was routed to a different county which caused some delays. Firefighter-Paramedics notified the Coroner's Office, who responded to the scene. A second person in the vehicle was able to swim to safety and did not require ambulance transportation to the hospital. The second man was able to pull the victim out of the water. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 23, Brush 23, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Captain Doug Mixson Jr. served as Incident Commander.
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