Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 19 and 26 responded to a two vehicle high speed MVC on I-95 at the 64 mile marker southbound, Monday morning 8-Dec at 4:24 AM. Apparently, a southbound delivery type box truck, struck the rear of a disabled bus in the breakdown lane causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The impact ripped open the side of the delivery truck, spreading debris over approximately 1/8 mile of the southbound lanes. The truck then overturned blocking one lane of the highway. The delivery truck driver was wearing a seatbelt and received only minor injuries. A sixteen year old female passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt and received multiple abrasions and contusion and a possible fractured hip. Both were transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to Colleton Medical Center. There was no one with the bus. It had been orange tagged by the Highway Patrol and possibly been disabled at the location for more then three days. I-95 traffic was slowed for several hours and down to one lane while emergency crews, SCHP and two wrecker services cleared the highway.
Engine 26, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Truck 110 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.