Woman killed in crash near Hendersonville Highway | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Last Updated: September 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm
A Florida woman was killed in a one-car crash in the 100 block of Lowcountry Highway in the early morning hours of Sept. 19.
Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter said the driver, Jennifer E. Gibbs, 31, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died from multiple trauma.
Carter estimates she died Sept. 19 at approximately 1 a.m. He pronounced her dead at the scene at 8 a.m.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Gibbs was traveling south on Lowcountry Highway near Hendersonville Highway when her 2003 Ford Focus went off the left side of the roadway.
The car came to rest approximately 100 feet from the roadway and the crash was not discovered until a passing motorist spotted the wreckage Sept. 19 at approximately 7 a.m.
Firefighter-paramedics arrived within minutes from a station located one mile north of the scene. Gibbs was found near the car. She had no signs of life.
Crews searched the surrounding area and also used a thermal imaging camera in an attempt to locate additional victims. None were found.
It appeared the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed when Gibbs failed to negotiate a curve. The car entered the ditch and struck a concrete culvert before becoming airborne. The car then struck two trees approximately 12 feet off the ground.
The small car apparently flipped over at least once, ejecting the driver, before coming to rest on its roof.