UPDATED: Walterboro man killed in crash | News | The Press and Standard

by | February 20, 2016 12:49 pm

Last Updated: February 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm

A Walterboro man was killed the afternoon of Feb. 19 in a one vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of I-95.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that John G. Walling, 53, of 694 Buffalo Lane, Walterboro was pronounced dead at the scene. He has listed the cause of death as multiple trauma.
Walling had been had been a passenger in the Jeep Cherokee driven by Carolyn Hippenstiel, 25, of Round O.
According to the accident report filed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Hippenstiel had been driving in the northbound lanes of I-95 Feb. 19 at approximately 5:40 p.m. when her vehicle went off the roadway and into the median.
The vehicle reportedly rolled over five times before entering the wooded area and striking tree.
Both Hippenstiel and Walling had been trapped inside the heavily damaged vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighter-paramedics with Colleton County Fire-Rescue.
Hippenstiel was transported to the heliport at the Colleton Medical Center and then flown to the Trauma Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
The accident remains under investigation.

comments » 8

  1. Comment by Tim

    February 21, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I’d be interested in seeing more details of this and if the woman is ok. My friend and I were one of the ones who stopped.

  2. Comment by Katrena McCall

    February 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    There’s no way for us to find out because of privacy laws. Hospitals can’t release any information on those who are injured.

  3. Comment by Harv

    February 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    You will probably find out more if charges are filed. The young gal driving has quite a hisyory gor being just 25.

  4. Comment by Pj Valentine

    February 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    She was in hospital for one night, I believe. I may be wrong. She’s in jail now. The guy who was killed was my uncle. It’s A LOT behind this story thats not being told. It will all come out the wash eventually.

  5. Comment by Tim

    February 23, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    PJ, I’m genuinely sorry for your uncle. I didn’t mean to touch on a sensitive topic so callously. If she’s indeed the cause of this, may she received due justice.

  6. Comment by harv

    February 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    She seems like a real pillar to the community, DUI , Driving with open container, Chased by Police after stealing an automobile 2x, and a recent charge of Grand Larceny 30 days or so ago all at the ripe old age of 25.

  7. Comment by Pj Valentine

    February 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the apology, we just had to say goodbye to my uncle… R.I.P John Walling you will be missed tremendously. WE LOVE YOU! !

  8. Comment by harv

    February 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

    YES, BEST TO YOU AND FAMILY, RIP JGW.


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