Hedgepeth removed from ventilator, family says

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Director of Beaufort County Emergency Services, Carnie Hedgepeth, was removed from a ventilator on Saturday, July 2, according to his family. 


[Hedgepeth] continues to maintain his vitals well but remains in a comatose state. (Eyes closed, little facial expressions, and without verbal commands.) He also continues to hold and squeeze our hands and moves his legs often,” his family wrote. 


He is recovering at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. 


Hedgepeth was involved in a traffic accident between a vehicle and motorcycle on Monday, June 20 in Greenville. 


An earlier report from Beaufort County Emergency Services shared a list of Hedgepeth’s injuries which were; various facial lacerations, fractured nose and orbital bones and a brain bleed that is being monitored through CT scans by medical staff.