Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22/May/23 - Fatal MVC - "A" Shift

Incident # 23-03668 - A Smoaks man died from injuries received after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) west of Can City Road Monday night 22-May. At 21:13, Colleton 9-1-1 was notified by Dorchester 9-1-1 of the accident. Witnesses advised the male subject on a motorcycle struck a passenger car and was thrown into the roadway. Callers advised the man was not breathing. Bystanders provided aid to the man and applied tourniquets in an attempt to control his bleeding. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to the dark rural area about ten minutes later and found the man with multiple severe traumatic injuries. The man had no signs of life. The highway was closed and the Coroner's Office was requested. SC Highway Patrol's MAIT Team investigated the collision. Fire-Rescue Medic 7 transported the female driver of the passenger car to Colleton Medical Center. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. The roadway was closed for over six hours.

Engine 7, Engine 26, Medic 7, Medic 26, Battalion 1 and Car 111 responded. Firefighter-EMT Ashley Ackerman served as Incident Commander.