South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

JULY 14 – JULY 16, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 14, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 16, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – pedestrians

 

As of July 16, 2017, 525 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 527 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 379 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 181 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight July 9, 70 pedestrians died compared to 71 in 2016; 52 motorcyclists died compared to 73 in 2016; and 10 bicyclists died compared to 13 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 July 16, 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 JULY 17   

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

ABBEVILLE

5

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

4

AIKEN

20

 

AIKEN

18

AIKEN

16

AIKEN

12

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

0

ANDERSON

23

 

ANDERSON

29

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

21

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

2

BEAUFORT

16

 

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

11

BERKELEY

19

 

BERKELEY

20

BERKELEY

20

BERKELEY

13

CALHOUN

2

 

CALHOUN

4

CALHOUN

8

CALHOUN

2

CHARLESTON

32

 

CHARLESTON

24

CHARLESTON

32

CHARLESTON

27

CHEROKEE

11

 

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

10

CHESTER

13

 

CHESTER

8

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

CHESTERFIELD

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

2

CLARENDON

11

 

CLARENDON

10

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

COLLETON

7

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

7

DARLINGTON

11

 

DARLINGTON

15

DARLINGTON

14

DARLINGTON

8

DILLON

8

 

DILLON

5

DILLON

2

DILLON

6

DORCHESTER

9

 

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

17

DORCHESTER

8

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

6

FLORENCE

19

 

FLORENCE

14

FLORENCE

15

FLORENCE

7

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

8

GEORGETOWN

2

GREENVILLE

33

 

GREENVILLE

42

GREENVILLE

40

GREENVILLE

38

GREENWOOD

7

 

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

1

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

3

HORRY

32

 

HORRY

42

HORRY

45

HORRY

28

JASPER

5

 

JASPER

15

JASPER

7

JASPER

5

KERSHAW

9

 

KERSHAW

9

KERSHAW

5

KERSHAW

2

LANCASTER

7

 

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

9

LANCASTER

8

LAURENS

20

 

LAURENS

7

LAURENS

13

LAURENS

9

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

LEE

4

LEXINGTON

23

 

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

22

LEXINGTON

22

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

4

MARION

5

MARION

4

MARION

10

MARION

5

MARLBORO

2

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

8

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

OCONEE

8

 

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

6

ORANGEBURG

15

 

ORANGEBURG

16

ORANGEBURG

16

ORANGEBURG

17

PICKENS

12

 

PICKENS

10

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

7

RICHLAND

29

 

RICHLAND

34

RICHLAND

20

RICHLAND

21

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

SPARTANBURG

26

 

SPARTANBURG

30

SPARTANBURG

39

SPARTANBURG

22

SUMTER

12

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

12

UNION

3

UNION

5

UNION

2

UNION

3

WILLIAMSBURG

9

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

4

YORK

11

 

YORK

22

YORK

9

YORK

14

TOTAL

525

 

TOTAL

527

TOTAL

504

TOTAL

411

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 441 of the 525 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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