South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SEVEN KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 10 – MARCH 12

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 10, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 12, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

7

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

1 – Pedestrian  

 

As of March 12, 2017, 178 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 185 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 135 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 69 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight March 12, 24 pedestrians died compared to 24 in 2016; 12 motorcyclists died compared to 19 in 2016; and three 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 12, 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 12  

 

2017*

2016*

2015*

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

1

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

 

AIKEN

7

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

4

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

10

 

ANDERSON

12

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

5

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

5

 

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

4

 

BERKELEY

5

 

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

5

BERKELEY

3

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

11

 

CHARLESTON

11

CHARLESTON

14

CHARLESTON

13

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

6

 

CHESTER

5

 

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

5

 

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

6

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

 

DARLINGTON

3

 

DARLINGTON

3

DARLINGTON

2

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

2

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

2

 

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

3

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

7

 

FLORENCE

5

FLORENCE

3

FLORENCE

4

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

9

 

GREENVILLE

13

GREENVILLE

14

GREENVILLE

15

 

GREENWOOD

2

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

5

 

HORRY

12

HORRY

13

HORRY

8

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

4

JASPER

2

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

6

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

1

 

LAURENS

12

 

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

4

LAURENS

2

 

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

1

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

8

 

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

4

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

3

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

3

 

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

1

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

4

 

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

7

 

PICKENS

2

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

7

 

RICHLAND

7

RICHLAND

6

RICHLAND

9

 

SALUDA

2

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

5

 

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

15

SPARTANBURG

7

 

SUMTER

3

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

2

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

0

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

5

 

YORK

12

YORK

5

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

178

 

TOTAL

185

TOTAL

171

TOTAL

146

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 159 of the 178 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2015, 2016, AND 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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