South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 15, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 13,  at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 15, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 Pedestrian

 

As of January 15, 2017, 28 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 29 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 25 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, nine were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight January 15, three pedestrians died compared to five in 2016; no motorcyclists died compared to three in 2016; and no bicyclists died compared to one in 2016 on state roads and highways. 

 

Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight January 15, 2017.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.asp.  The site is designated for media use and only reflects information on fatal collisions investigated by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Please do not publicize this site--the information is preliminary and is meant to be used as a guide only. For confirmation on fatality information, please contact the appropriate county coroner’s office.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA TRAFFIC FATALITIES

 

 

JANUARY 1 THROUGH JANUARY 15  

 

2017

2016*

2015*

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

2

 

AIKEN

1

 

AIKEN

3

AIKEN

1

AIKEN

2

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

2

 

ANDERSON

1

ANDERSON

1

ANDERSON

1

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

1

 

BEAUFORT

0

BEAUFORT

1

BEAUFORT

1

 

BERKELEY

0

 

BERKELEY

2

BERKELEY

1

BERKELEY

1

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

 

CHARLESTON

2

 

CHARLESTON

2

CHARLESTON

4

CHARLESTON

3

 

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

1

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

3

 

CLARENDON

0

CLARENDON

0

CLARENDON

0

 

COLLETON

0

 

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

0

COLLETON

1

 

DARLINGTON

0

 

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

0

 

DILLON

0

DILLON

0

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

0

 

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

0

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

0

 

FLORENCE

0

 

FLORENCE

1

FLORENCE

0

FLORENCE

0

 

GEORGETOWN

1

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

3

 

GREENVILLE

2

GREENVILLE

4

GREENVILLE

4

 

GREENWOOD

0

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

0

 

HORRY

0

HORRY

3

HORRY

3

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

 

KERSHAW

2

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

0

KERSHAW

0

 

LANCASTER

1

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

0

 

LAURENS

0

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

0

 

LEE

1

LEE

0

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

3

 

LEXINGTON

3

LEXINGTON

1

LEXINGTON

3

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

0

 

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

2

 

ORANGEBURG

0

ORANGEBURG

2

ORANGEBURG

1

 

PICKENS

0

 

PICKENS

0

PICKENS

0

PICKENS

1

 

RICHLAND

0

 

RICHLAND

1

RICHLAND

3

RICHLAND

1

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

0

 

SPARTANBURG

2

SPARTANBURG

5

SPARTANBURG

2

 

SUMTER

1

 

SUMTER

2

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

0

 

UNION

0

UNION

2

UNION

0

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

YORK

0

 

YORK

0

YORK

2

YORK

0

 

TOTAL

28

 

TOTAL

29

TOTAL

35

TOTAL

32

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 27 of the 30 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2015, 2016 AND 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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