Truck ends up in Colleton Co. swamp; men claim they were shot at

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two men told authorities their truck ended up in a Colleton County swamp Sunday night while they were fleeing from someone they thought was shooting at them.

According to Colleton County Fire & Rescue Chief Barry McRoy, the men were speeding on Ritter Road at Ivanhoe Creek just before 8:30 p.m. when the pickup lost control in a curve, cross lanes, and struck a bridge abutment.  That caused the truck to go airborne and crash into the swamp below.

McRoy said rescue crews arrived to find the pair on the bridge, soaking wet.  Half of the guard rail on the bridge was torn off during the crash, according to McRoy.

The men told Colleton County sheriff's deputies they thought someone was shooting at them as they drove through the Catholic Hill community, which was why they were speeding.  Neither man suffered bullet wounds.

Both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries, McRoy said.  They were taken to Colleton Medical Center.

The incident is under investigation.

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