Two Pedestrians Electrocuted After Or...

Two Pedestrians Electrocuted After Orangeburg County Acccident

There are 73 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jul 1, 2007, titled Two Pedestrians Electrocuted After Orangeburg County Acccident. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Troopers say an early Sunday morning accident on SC 4 killed one person in the car and two pedestrians trying to help.

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military wife
#1 Jul 1, 2007
how tragic for all the families of the people who lost their lives.
Latrick

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2007
This news is shocking. No pun intended.

“M.O.G.”

Since: Jun 07

Columbia, SC

#3 Jul 1, 2007
Jesus!

Electrocuted? I always thought fallen power lines were a myth.

How terrible. But, rest assured the two pedestrians passed in a noble way.

My condolences to both families.

Blessings.
cin

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2007
prayers to loved ones, but seriously people, #1 rule is secure the scene. that means if it is not safe don't become another victim. I almost made the same mistake with a live wire but then noticed the arc fires down the path.
Fuzz

Leesville, SC

#5 Jul 1, 2007
Always treat power of any sort as live...Never think a down power line is dead,i've been on calls like this before of electrocution happening because people think there is no power...Prayers go out to the families of the vehicle occupants and those trying to lend a hand..
DDM

Lexington, SC

#6 Jul 1, 2007
cin wrote:
prayers to loved ones, but seriously people,#1 rule is secure the scene. that means if it is not safe don't become another victim. I almost made the same mistake with a live wire but then noticed the arc fires down the path.
Very True. I wish they would teach CPR and basic first aid to students in high school.

“Prayer Is Power”

Since: Dec 06

Faith-Not-Religion

#7 Jul 1, 2007
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

GOD bless their souls, and prayers for comfort and understanding for the families and friends.
Felicia

United States

#8 Jul 1, 2007
My condolences goes out to the families of all 4. I knew all the girls and it was heart breaking news to hear they were gone but God knows best.
Blessed

Bay Minette, AL

#9 Jul 1, 2007
My deepest condolences to all the families.
kimberly drawdy

United States

#10 Jul 1, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE THAT OF THE VICTIMS,FAMILY,FRIENDS.THE THREE YOUNG LADIES ARE FORMER CO-WORKERS ONE OF THEM IS A CLOSE FRIEND
Rambling Man

Columbia, SC

#11 Jul 1, 2007
What a horror story. I've seen staged videos of this hazard, which is more hideous in the dark of night, when you can't see the downed electric lines.
bigdog

Murrells Inlet, SC

#12 Jul 1, 2007
SO SO SAD AND SORRY. ARE THEY FROM THE CORDOVA AREA OR WENT TO EDISTO. TRYING TO SEE IF I KNOW THE FAMILIES
LaToyota

Summerville, SC

#13 Jul 1, 2007
"Two pedestrians saw the accident and tried to help, but were electrocuted. Both 27-year old Travis Jefferson and 23-year-old Lahonda Dupree died on the scene."

"Lahonda' should have stayed in La"CAR" .
Shakeyia

Laurinburg, NC

#15 Jul 1, 2007
As expected the actual events of this accident are mixed up. Nevertheless my condelences go to the families of all of them. Lashonda "Shonda" I am going to miss you. Travis "Head" I know that you will be watching over your baby girl from above. Octavia "Stanka" my prayers are with your family especially your children. Kiesha, Rome G, and Damon I pray that you three pull through.
S Mack

Columbia, SC

#16 Jul 1, 2007
I pray that everyone who survived this tragic accident pulls through. I would like to send out my deepest condolences to the familes, victims and friends. I worked with the three young ladies and was a classmate of Travis Jefferson.
Shakeyia

Laurinburg, NC

#17 Jul 2, 2007
bigdog wrote:
SO SO SAD AND SORRY. ARE THEY FROM THE CORDOVA AREA OR WENT TO EDISTO. TRYING TO SEE IF I KNOW THE FAMILIES
Travis Jeffersons' nickname was "head". He and Rome G did go to Edisto. I think they graduated around 1997 or 1998. All of them were pretty much from the Cannon Bridge road area, although I am not sure about Octavia" Stanka" the female who died in the car. Travis,Kiesha, Damon, and Shonda were either in a car ahead of Rome G and Octavia or behind them and saw the accident. They turned around to help them. Another gentleman stopped shortly after the accident said that as the four were going to the car he yelled for them to watch out for the down power lines as he went to call 911. It is unclear whether Shonda Passed out or not. Rome G had been thrown from the car and was not answering when they yelled his name. They were carrying Shonda back up towards the roadway when they were electricuted. Travis had her from behind carrying her upper body while Damon and Kiesha each had a leg. Travis yelled for them to watch out for the power lines, but then he slipped and his head fell on the power line sending electricity through him ,then through Lashonda ,and through
Kiesha and Damon before exiting Damons back. Kiesha and Damon are both at the Augusta burn center in Georgia and Rome G is at MUSC in Charleston.
RedRyder

Columbia, SC

#19 Jul 2, 2007
What happened? How did the Samaritans get electrocuted? I am truly sorry that this tragic event occurred, but it does the victims no justice to keep the information unavailable. Let us know what happened!!
Regina

Saint Louis, MO

#22 Jul 2, 2007
To the people making the stupid remarks saying they are shocked. Please have some sympathy for the families of these young people. Everything is not a joke.These or real people and life'a were lost. GROW UP
Shakeyia

Laurinburg, NC

#24 Jul 2, 2007
Regina wrote:
To the people making the stupid remarks saying they are shocked. Please have some sympathy for the families of these young people. Everything is not a joke.These or real people and life'a were lost. GROW UP
Thank you for saying that. Obviously some people don't understand that this could have happened to them or one of their friends or family members. All they did was tried to help. It is very unfortunate and the majority of them had/have young children.
sunshine

Maxton, NC

#25 Jul 2, 2007
LaToyota wrote:
"Two pedestrians saw the accident and tried to help, but were electrocuted. Both 27-year old Travis Jefferson and 23-year-old Lahonda Dupree died on the scene."
"Lahonda' should have stayed in La"CAR" .
no time for jokes. stay off this forum if you can't think of anything nice to say in a time like this. i don't believe anyone's laughing but your ignorant azz.

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