Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1 and 27 responded to a fatal single car
MVC on I95 at the 50 mile marker northbound, Friday morning 12-June at
0802. A small Chevrolet Cobalt left the straight piece of road at a
high rate of speed and struck several pine trees. The roof was
crushed to the floor. A truck driver who witnessed the accident
stated it appeared the 19 year old female driver had fallen asleep.
She was not wearing a seat belt. Firefighters used two hydraulic cutters
to remove the vehicle's roof and gain access to the patient. She had
no signs of life, which was verified with an ECG. The Coroner's
Office was notified and responded to the scene. Following their
investigation, firefighters continued with the extrication, inserting a
large ram with an extension to force the passenger side doors and
"B" post off of the patient. She was then extricated and
turned over to the Coroner's Office. The South Carolina Highway
Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 1, Rescue 1, Medic 27, Truck 111, and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.