SCHP: Driver dead after SUV found submerged in pond in Colleton County

Colleton County News

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is investigating a deadly crash where an SUV was found in a pond in Colleton County.

Master Trooper Brian Lee says the driver of a 2004 Chevy Tahoe is dead after the vehicle was found submerged in a pond on private property in the 1600 block of Penny Creek Road in Colleton County.

The vehicle was located by troopers around 4 a.m. Thursday.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue units also responded to the scene with divers entering the water, locating the man (81) inside the vehicle. Divers found the man after a family member had jumped in the pond in an attempt to rescue the man by breaking the liftgate window, but was unable to get inside.

That family member was then provided with blankets by rescue crews and placed in a heated unit to warm up.

A tow truck pulled the SUV from the pond and the man, showing no signs of life, was removed by crews. The man was then transported by the Coroner’s Office.

An investigation of the crash by SCHP is underway.

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