South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 11 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 3 - MARCH 5, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 11 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 5, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

11

County roads

0

Seat belt used

4

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 pedestrians

 

As of March 5, 2017, 158 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 157 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 121 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 63 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight March 5, 20 pedestrians died compared to 21 in 2016; 11 motorcyclists died compared to 15 in 2016; and two bicyclists died compared to six 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 March 5, 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 MARCH 5  

 

2017*

2016*

2015*

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

 

AIKEN

7

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

3

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

9

 

ANDERSON

8

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

5

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

4

 

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

4

 

BERKELEY

4

 

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

4

BERKELEY

2

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

10

 

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

12

CHARLESTON

11

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

6

 

CHESTER

4

 

CHESTER

4

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

4

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

4

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

 

DARLINGTON

2

 

DARLINGTON

3

DARLINGTON

1

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

2

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

2

 

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

4

DORCHESTER

3

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

7

 

FLORENCE

3

FLORENCE

1

FLORENCE

4

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

9

 

GREENVILLE

11

GREENVILLE

13

GREENVILLE

13

 

GREENWOOD

2

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

5

 

HORRY

11

HORRY

13

HORRY

8

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

1

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

6

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

1

 

LAURENS

11

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

2

 

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

1

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

8

 

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

2

LEXINGTON

6

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

3

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

2

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

1

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

4

 

ORANGEBURG

7

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

6

 

PICKENS

2

 

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

5

 

RICHLAND

5

RICHLAND

6

RICHLAND

7

 

SALUDA

2

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

2

 

SPARTANBURG

12

SPARTANBURG

15

SPARTANBURG

6

 

SUMTER

3

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

2

SUMTER

4

 

UNION

0

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

1

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

YORK

4

 

YORK

11

YORK

4

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

158

 

TOTAL

157

TOTAL

151

TOTAL

134

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 142 of the 158 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2015, 2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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