South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 21, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 10 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
FEBRUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 19, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, February 19, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

10

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

7

Seat belt unknown

2

Seat belt not applicable

0

 

As of February 19, 2017, 120 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 125 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 95 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 48 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight February 19, 14 pedestrians died compared to 17 in 2016; six motorcyclists died compared to 13 in 2016; and two bicyclists died compared to four 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 February 19, 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 FEBRUARY 19  

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

 

AIKEN

7

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

3

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

5

 

ANDERSON

8

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

3

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

4

 

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

4

 

BERKELEY

0

 

BERKELEY

6

BERKELEY

3

BERKELEY

2

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

1

 

CHARLESTON

7

 

CHARLESTON

7

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

9

 

CHEROKEE

4

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

4

 

CHESTER

3

 

CHESTER

4

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

3

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

1

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

COLLETON

3

 

DARLINGTON

2

 

DARLINGTON

3

DARLINGTON

1

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

0

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

1

 

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

4

DORCHESTER

3

 

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

5

 

FLORENCE

3

FLORENCE

1

FLORENCE

4

 

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

3

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

5

 

GREENVILLE

11

GREENVILLE

11

GREENVILLE

10

 

GREENWOOD

2

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

4

 

HORRY

7

HORRY

10

HORRY

8

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

2

JASPER

1

JASPER

2

 

KERSHAW

6

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

0

 

LAURENS

7

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

1

 

LEE

2

LEE

2

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

7

 

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

1

LEXINGTON

5

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

1

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

2

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

4

OCONEE

1

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

4

 

ORANGEBURG

3

ORANGEBURG

4

ORANGEBURG

2

 

PICKENS

1

 

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

5

 

RICHLAND

2

RICHLAND

5

RICHLAND

4

 

SALUDA

2

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

2

 

SPARTANBURG

9

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

3

 

SUMTER

2

 

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

2

SUMTER

4

 

UNION

0

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

1

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

YORK

4

 

YORK

8

YORK

4

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

120

 

TOTAL

125

TOTAL

124

TOTAL

105

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 112 of the 120 traffic fatalities in 2017.

2015, 2016, and 2016 Figures are preliminary.


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