Townville (SC) Fire Apparatus Damaged Avoiding Man

On Tuesday, firefighters with the Townville Volunteer Fire Department were responding to a crash along I-85 when one of their fire trucks was involved in an accident. 

According to the fire chief, around 4:49 p.m. multiple first responder crews were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash along I-85 at the Seneca River bridge at near the 12 mile marker. 

Firefighters say following the crash, a driver of one of the vehicles got out of his car and leaped into the river below failing to resurface. 

The fire department said as units were arriving on scene, the man emerged from the water between the bridges spanning the interstate and ran into oncoming traffic towards Rescue 17 as it was arriving on scene in an apparent suicide attempt. 

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