South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 10 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MAY 12 – MAY 14, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 14, at midnight.

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

0

Seat belt used

5

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

3 – 2 Motorcyclists no helmet, 1 Pedestrian

 

As of May 14, 2017, 353 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 351 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 253 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 121 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight May 14, 48 pedestrians died compared to 45 in 2016; 36 motorcyclists died compared to 47 in 2016; and eight  bicyclists died compared to 11 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 May 14, 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 MAY 14  

 

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

11

 

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

AIKEN

6

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

17

 

ANDERSON

20

ANDERSON

14

ANDERSON

11

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

9

 

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

12

 

BERKELEY

13

BERKELEY

15

BERKELEY

9

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

7

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

25

 

CHARLESTON

15

CHARLESTON

23

CHARLESTON

16

 

CHEROKEE

6

 

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

12

 

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

8

CHESTER

2

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

4

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

8

 

CLARENDON

7

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

8

 

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

10

 

DARLINGTON

10

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

4

 

DILLON

4

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

7

 

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

11

DORCHESTER

5

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

9

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

12

FLORENCE

5

 

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

6

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

25

 

GREENVILLE

33

GREENVILLE

25

GREENVILLE

27

 

GREENWOOD

6

 

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

15

 

HORRY

24

HORRY

22

HORRY

17

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

9

JASPER

7

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

7

 

KERSHAW

4

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

6

 

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

7

 

LAURENS

17

 

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

5

 

LEE

3

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

3

 

LEXINGTON

15

 

LEXINGTON

15

LEXINGTON

13

LEXINGTON

18

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

5

MARION

3

MARION

3

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

2

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

6

 

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

6

 

ORANGEBURG

11

 

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

13

 

PICKENS

6

 

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

5

PICKENS

6

 

RICHLAND

18

 

RICHLAND

21

RICHLAND

11

RICHLAND

16

 

SALUDA

4

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

11

 

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

30

SPARTANBURG

15

 

SUMTER

8

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

5

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

1

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

WILLIAMSBURG

4

WILLIAMSBURG

3

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

7

 

YORK

15

YORK

9

YORK

9

 

TOTAL

353

 

TOTAL

351

TOTAL

339

TOTAL

271

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 302 of the 353 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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