South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 17 - MARCH 19, 2017

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

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

1

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – Pedestrians  

 

As of March 19, 2017, 193 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 207 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 142 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 74 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight March 19, 29 pedestrians died compared to 27 in 2016; 14 motorcyclists died compared to 24 in 2016; and four 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 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 MARCH 19  

 

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

9

 

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

4

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

10

 

ANDERSON

13

ANDERSON

9

ANDERSON

5

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

6

 

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

5

 

BERKELEY

5

 

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

3

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

11

 

CHARLESTON

11

CHARLESTON

16

CHARLESTON

13

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

6

 

CHESTER

5

 

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

6

 

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

6

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

4

 

DARLINGTON

5

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

3

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

DILLON

2

 

DORCHESTER

3

 

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

4

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

6

 

FLORENCE

6

FLORENCE

3

FLORENCE

4

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

10

 

GREENVILLE

15

GREENVILLE

15

GREENVILLE

16

 

GREENWOOD

2

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

5

 

HORRY

13

HORRY

14

HORRY

10

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

5

JASPER

3

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

6

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

3

 

LAURENS

12

 

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

6

LAURENS

2

 

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

1

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

9

 

LEXINGTON

10

LEXINGTON

6

LEXINGTON

8

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

3

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

3

 

NEWBERRY

3

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

3

 

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

2

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

5

 

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

7

 

PICKENS

3

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

10

 

RICHLAND

9

RICHLAND

6

RICHLAND

9

 

SALUDA

2

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

5

 

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

8

 

SUMTER

3

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

7

 

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

1

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

5

 

YORK

13

YORK

6

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

193

 

TOTAL

207

TOTAL

199

TOTAL

164

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 174 of the 193 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2015, 2016, AND 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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