South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 21, 2017
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SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

AUGUST 18 – AUGUST 20, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 20, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

0

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – motorcyclist, no helmet

 

As of August 20, 615 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 642 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

Of the 433 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 208 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through midnight August 20, 81 pedestrians have died compared to 90 in 2016; 72 motorcyclists have died compared to 95 in 2016; and 12 bicyclists have died compared to 15 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 August 20, 2017.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.aspThe 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 AUGUST 20   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

5

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

21

 

AIKEN

25

AIKEN

16

AIKEN

14

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

25

 

ANDERSON

34

ANDERSON

21

ANDERSON

25

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

5

 

BEAUFORT

18

 

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

14

 

BERKELEY

20

 

BERKELEY

24

BERKELEY

23

BERKELEY

19

 

CALHOUN

3

 

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

3

 

CHARLESTON

40

 

CHARLESTON

30

CHARLESTON

41

CHARLESTON

31

 

CHEROKEE

15

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

14

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

13

 

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

 

CHESTERFIELD

7

 

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

14

 

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

6

 

COLLETON

10

 

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

14

COLLETON

11

 

DARLINGTON

11

 

DARLINGTON

18

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

9

 

DILLON

8

 

DILLON

9

DILLON

3

DILLON

6

 

DORCHESTER

10

 

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

22

DORCHESTER

8

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

6

 

FLORENCE

21

 

FLORENCE

19

FLORENCE

19

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

11

 

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GREENVILLE

36

 

GREENVILLE

53

GREENVILLE

41

GREENVILLE

40

 

GREENWOOD

8

 

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

2

 

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

HAMPTON

3

 

HORRY

42

 

HORRY

47

HORRY

54

HORRY

31

 

JASPER

7

 

JASPER

16

JASPER

10

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

14

 

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

12

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

10

 

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

9

 

LAURENS

22

 

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

14

LAURENS

12

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

6

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

27

 

LEXINGTON

28

LEXINGTON

26

LEXINGTON

23

 

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

MARION

6

 

MARLBORO

5

 

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

8

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

9

 

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

7

 

ORANGEBURG

18

 

ORANGEBURG

20

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

21

 

PICKENS

17

 

PICKENS

14

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

8

 

RICHLAND

32

 

RICHLAND

43

RICHLAND

23

RICHLAND

23

 

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

31

 

SPARTANBURG

36

SPARTANBURG

47

SPARTANBURG

22

 

SUMTER

14

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

16

 

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

7

 

YORK

14

 

YORK

26

YORK

12

YORK

15

 

TOTAL

615

 

TOTAL

642

TOTAL

606

TOTAL

476

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 508 of the 615 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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