Man seriously injured in Colleton Co. crash

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 42-year-old man is fighting for his life after a single-vehicle wreck in Colleton County this week.

According to Colleton County Fire & Rescue, the wreck happened on Carter's Ford Road, just south of Paschal Road, outside Lodge around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Rescue officials said a hunter in the area found the 42-year-old victim entrapped inside a 2000 Ford Explorer. The hunter said the man was speaking when he arrived, but later lost consciousness.

The SUV appeared to have left the roadway, overcorrected, and struck several trees.

Crews used hydraulic tools to free the man from the vehicle.

He was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina Trauma Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  Highway patrol is investigating the crash.

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