JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – A man says that a woman involved in a fatal accident that happened earlier in the week was wearing a seatbelt.
Phil King says he happened upon the two-car accident on James Island on Tuesday and found 57-year-old Caroline M. Carl of Raleigh buckled in her damaged Ford F-250. King says when he got to the accident on Folly Road, there was a fire underneath the truck and took Carl out of the vehicle.
King says that he came forward after seeing reports that the woman was not wearing a seatbelt and felt that she may be cited because of it.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says that the driver and the passengers involved in the other vehicle, a Ford Explorer, were not wearing seatbelts.
The sheriff's office says that the driver of the Ford Explorer with four people inside, crossed over the center line and struck a 2004 Ford F-250 on Folly Road. According to investigators, the F-250 then ran into a house.
The driver of the Explorer was the owner of the vehicle and was the fatal victim in the accident. The Charleston County coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Meghan Corbett of Charleston. She died of blunt trauma.
Kristen Marie Hunt was discharged Thursday while the other victims in the Explorer are still hospitalized. Brittney West, 18, of Ladson, is still listed in critical condition and Glenn Dale Chrise III, 18, of Charleston, has been upgraded to serious condition.
"There were two people ejected from the Ford Explorer at least one of them has died and three have been transported as well as the person in the F-250," said Maj. John Clark with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.