South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SEVEN KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

JUNE 2 – JUNE 4, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, June 2, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 4, at midnight.

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 – 2 pedestrians, 2 motorcyclists (one was a moped - neither wore helmets)

 

As of June 4, 2017, 432 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 415 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 313 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 146 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight June 4, 56 pedestrians died compared to 51 in 2016; 45 motorcyclists died compared to 54 in 2016; and eight bicyclists died compared to 12 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 June 4, 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 JUNE 4   

 

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

13

 

AIKEN

16

AIKEN

12

AIKEN

8

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

19

 

ANDERSON

22

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

15

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

11

 

BEAUFORT

13

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

17

 

BERKELEY

14

BERKELEY

16

BERKELEY

9

 

CALHOUN

2

 

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

7

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

26

 

CHARLESTON

18

CHARLESTON

28

CHARLESTON

20

 

CHEROKEE

7

 

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

8

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

13

 

CHESTER

8

CHESTER

8

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

4

 

CHESTERFIELD

4

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

9

 

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

7

 

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

11

 

DARLINGTON

13

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

6

 

DILLON

7

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

1

DILLON

4

 

DORCHESTER

8

 

DORCHESTER

11

DORCHESTER

13

DORCHESTER

6

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

17

 

FLORENCE

11

FLORENCE

15

FLORENCE

5

 

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GEORGETOWN

3

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

27

 

GREENVILLE

36

GREENVILLE

29

GREENVILLE

30

 

GREENWOOD

6

 

GREENWOOD

5

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

27

 

HORRY

28

HORRY

32

HORRY

20

 

JASPER

4

 

JASPER

12

JASPER

7

JASPER

4

 

KERSHAW

8

 

KERSHAW

5

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

7

 

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

6

LANCASTER

7

 

LAURENS

19

 

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

6

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

LEE

3

 

LEXINGTON

17

 

LEXINGTON

19

LEXINGTON

14

LEXINGTON

19

 

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

5

MARION

3

MARION

6

MARION

2

 

MARLBORO

2

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

7

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

7

 

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

6

 

ORANGEBURG

12

 

ORANGEBURG

14

ORANGEBURG

14

ORANGEBURG

16

 

PICKENS

8

 

PICKENS

8

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

23

 

RICHLAND

27

RICHLAND

12

RICHLAND

16

 

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

19

 

SPARTANBURG

25

SPARTANBURG

32

SPARTANBURG

17

 

SUMTER

9

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

10

 

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

2

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

7

 

WILLIAMSBURG

7

WILLIAMSBURG

3

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

7

 

YORK

16

YORK

9

YORK

11

 

TOTAL

432

 

TOTAL

415

TOTAL

390

TOTAL

314

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 363 of the 432 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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