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One dead, another suffers burns after motorhome catches fire in I-95 accident

Crews battling the motorhome/woods fire in Colleton County. (Source: Nic Molchan) Crews battling the motorhome/woods fire in Colleton County. (Source: Nic Molchan)
Source: Colleton Co. Fire and Rescue Source: Colleton Co. Fire and Rescue
Crews on scene of the motorhome fire Thursday night (Source: Colleton Fire) Crews on scene of the motorhome fire Thursday night (Source: Colleton Fire)
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say one person is dead and another person suffered burns after an accident involving a motorhome that caught fire off of I-95 in Colleton County Thursday night. 

When crews arrived on scene, they found the motorhome on fire along with a woods fire in the median. According to emergency officials, the vehicle left the roadway and went into the median where it struck several trees and burst into flames. 

 A bystander pulled the injured woman from the vehicle, who had 30 to 40 percent third-degree burns, according to Colleton fire chief Barry McRoy. CCFR officials say a CARE Flight helicopter arrived on the scene to fly the injured person to the Augusta Burn Center. 

At one point all traffic in the area was stopped as crews responded to the scene. 

Responding personnel reported finding the passenger of the vehicle, but were not able to locate the driver initially. A search then begun which led to the discovery of the deceased person inside the cab of the motorhome.

Highway Patrol troopers were redirecting motorists away from the scene earlier as traffic had been backed up for hours. 

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