South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 10 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
APRIL 28 – APRIL 30, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 30, at midnight.

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

7

County roads

1

Seat belt used

4

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

3 –  1 Motorcyclist, no helmet, 2 Pedestrians

 

As of April 30, 2017, 307 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 308 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 216 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 106 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight April 30, 45 pedestrians died compared to 42 in 2016; 32 motorcyclists died compared to 42 in 2016; and seven bicyclists died compared to 10 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 April 30, 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 APRIL 30  

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

3

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

2

ABBEVILLE

3

 

AIKEN

10

 

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

AIKEN

6

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

16

 

ANDERSON

17

ANDERSON

11

ANDERSON

9

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

7

 

BEAUFORT

10

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

9

 

BERKELEY

12

BERKELEY

15

BERKELEY

7

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

15

 

CHARLESTON

12

CHARLESTON

23

CHARLESTON

15

 

CHEROKEE

6

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

2

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

6

 

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

8

 

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

7

 

DARLINGTON

9

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

4

 

DILLON

4

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

7

 

DORCHESTER

3

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

5

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

8

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

10

FLORENCE

5

 

GEORGETOWN

8

 

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

19

 

GREENVILLE

28

GREENVILLE

22

GREENVILLE

24

 

GREENWOOD

4

 

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

14

 

HORRY

20

HORRY

21

HORRY

14

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

7

JASPER

7

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

7

 

KERSHAW

4

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

6

 

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

4

 

LAURENS

16

 

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

9

LAURENS

5

 

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

3

LEE

3

 

LEXINGTON

14

 

LEXINGTON

14

LEXINGTON

11

LEXINGTON

15

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

4

MARION

2

MARION

2

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

3

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

5

 

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

11

 

ORANGEBURG

9

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

12

 

PICKENS

6

 

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

5

 

RICHLAND

16

 

RICHLAND

19

RICHLAND

10

RICHLAND

15

 

SALUDA

4

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

10

 

SPARTANBURG

21

SPARTANBURG

28

SPARTANBURG

14

 

SUMTER

7

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

5

SUMTER

7

 

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

1

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

4

WILLIAMSBURG

3

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

7

 

YORK

15

YORK

8

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

307

 

TOTAL

308

TOTAL

306

TOTAL

242

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 269 of the 307 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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