South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SEVEN KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 24 - MARCH 26, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 26, at midnight.

 

Interstates

3

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

5

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

0  

 

As of March 26, 2017, 208 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 225 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 156 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 80 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight March 26, 29 pedestrians died compared to 31 in 2016; 15 motorcyclists died compared to 25 in 2016; and four bicyclists died compared to eight 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 26, 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 26  

 

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

9

AIKEN

9

AIKEN

4

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

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

8

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

5

 

BERKELEY

5

 

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

4

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

13

 

CHARLESTON

11

CHARLESTON

17

CHARLESTON

13

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

8

 

CHESTER

9

 

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

6

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

6

 

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

3

 

DILLON

2

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

4

 

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

8

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

4

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

10

 

GREENVILLE

16

GREENVILLE

17

GREENVILLE

18

 

GREENWOOD

2

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

5

 

HORRY

16

HORRY

16

HORRY

11

 

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

10

 

LEXINGTON

11

LEXINGTON

6

LEXINGTON

8

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

4

MARION

1

MARION

1

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

3

 

NEWBERRY

3

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

2

 

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

2

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

7

 

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

7

ORANGEBURG

7

 

PICKENS

4

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

11

 

RICHLAND

11

RICHLAND

6

RICHLAND

10

 

SALUDA

2

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

5

 

SPARTANBURG

15

SPARTANBURG

23

SPARTANBURG

8

 

SUMTER

4

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

7

 

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

5

 

YORK

13

YORK

8

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

208

 

TOTAL

225

TOTAL

218

TOTAL

173

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 187 of the 208 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2014,2015 AND 2016 Figures are preliminary.


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