South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 22, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 20,  at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 22, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2  (1 Pedestrian and 1 Bicyclist)

 

As of January 22, 2017, 41 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 50 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 34 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 13 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight January 22, four pedestrians died compared to six in 2016; two motorcyclists died compared to seven in 2016; and one bicyclist died compared to three 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 22, 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 22  

 

2017*

2016*

2015*

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

2

 

AIKEN

1

 

AIKEN

4

AIKEN

1

AIKEN

2

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

3

 

ANDERSON

5

ANDERSON

2

ANDERSON

1

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

3

 

BEAUFORT

0

BEAUFORT

1

BEAUFORT

1

 

BERKELEY

0

 

BERKELEY

2

BERKELEY

2

BERKELEY

1

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

 

CHARLESTON

4

 

CHARLESTON

4

CHARLESTON

4

CHARLESTON

3

 

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

2

CHEROKEE

1

 

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

1

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

3

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

0

CLARENDON

0

 

COLLETON

0

 

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

1

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

1

 

GEORGETOWN

1

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

3

 

GREENVILLE

2

GREENVILLE

6

GREENVILLE

4

 

GREENWOOD

0

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

0

 

HORRY

1

HORRY

4

HORRY

5

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

1

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

 

KERSHAW

2

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

0

KERSHAW

0

 

LANCASTER

1

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

0

 

LAURENS

1

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

0

 

LEE

1

LEE

0

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

3

 

LEXINGTON

7

LEXINGTON

1

LEXINGTON

3

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

1

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

2

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

3

 

ORANGEBURG

1

ORANGEBURG

2

ORANGEBURG

1

 

PICKENS

0

 

PICKENS

0

PICKENS

1

PICKENS

1

 

RICHLAND

1

 

RICHLAND

1

RICHLAND

3

RICHLAND

1

 

SALUDA

1

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

1

 

SPARTANBURG

3

SPARTANBURG

6

SPARTANBURG

2

 

SUMTER

1

 

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

1

 

UNION

0

UNION

2

UNION

0

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

YORK

0

 

YORK

1

YORK

3

YORK

0

 

TOTAL

41

 

TOTAL

50

TOTAL

48

TOTAL

37

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 37 of the 41 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2017, 2016, AND 2015 Figures are preliminary.


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