Highway Patrol says no charges to be filed in accident | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: June 22, 2016 at 11:09 am
A 17-year-old Colleton County female and a 29-year-old man were killed when they were they were stuck by a motor vehicle Saturday evening.
According to the preliminary report from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two pedestrians were in the roadway on Jefferies Highway, just outside the Walterboro city limits, Saturday at approximately 9:50 p.m. when they were struck by a van traveling south on Jefferies Highway.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Casey Parrott, 17, of 30 Jones Swamp Road, Walterboro, was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center Saturday at 10:56 p.m. A head injury has been listed as the cause of death.
Marshall Catterton Jr., 28, of 4608 Charleston Highway, Walterboro, was pronounced dead at the Trauma Center of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston Sunday at 4:08 a.m. Harvey said the cause of death is listed as multiple trauma.
Parrott and Catterton were traveling north on Jefferies Highway, near Honey Lane, when their pickup truck struck and killed a deer.
The two exited their truck and were removing the deer from the southbound lanes when they were struck by the van.
Several other motorists stopped to assist the victims and contact the emergency dispatch center.
A Dorchester County EMS ambulance, returning to Dorchester after dropping off a patient at Colleton Medical Center, was flagged down by the people at the scene and paramedics from that ambulance began rendering care to the two injured people.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue ambulances arrived a few minutes later and joined in the treatment.
Parrott, a recent graduate from Colleton County High School, was in cardiac arrest at the crash site.
Firefighter-Paramedics began resuscitative efforts, then rapidly transported her to Colleton Medical Center.
Catterton was also in cardiac arrest, but the Dorchester paramedics began resuscitative efforts and were able to get his heart beating.
A Colleton County firefighter drove the Dorchester EMS Unit to Colleton County Medical Center, so both Dorchester County paramedics could continue working on Catterton during transport.
Medical personnel at the Emergency Department stabilized him before he was flown by medical emergency helicopter to the MUSC Trauma Center.
Traffic on Jefferies Highway was down to one lane for three hours while the highway patrol investigated. Fire-Rescue provided scene lighting for the troopers.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said no charges will be filed.
Tuesday, the Colleton County School District issued the following statement: “The Colleton County School District family is deeply saddened and mourns with the Colleton County High School family the loss of Casey Parrott, a recent graduate of Colleton County High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with Casey’s family and friends.”