Colleton County Fire-Rescue


07/August/2019 – Fatal High Speed MVC – “C” Shift 

Incident # 19-05486 – A adult male was killed after he was ejected from a vehicle in the 28100 block of Lowcountry Hwy (US Hwy 21) in Smoaks Wednesday afternoon 07-August. At approximately 18:27, the northbound Toyota Sequoia lost control in a curve near the center of Town and flipped over several times before coming to rest on its roof in a yard. The reported driver was thrown approximately 50 feet from the car and was found lifeless when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later. Five other people were injured in the crash. Two additional ambulances were requested to assist at the scene. Fire-Rescue ambulances transported two patients to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston and the remaining three patients were taken to Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. Traffic on Lowcountry Hwy was blocked for about two hours. The SC Hwy Patrol and the Coroner’s Office are investigating the accident.

Engine 7, Medic 7, Medic 18, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Captain John Graham served as Incident Commander.