South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 23, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS NINE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

OCTOBER 20 – OCTOBER 22, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, October 22, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

5 – 1 motorcyclist, unhelmeted; 4 pedestrians

 

As of October 22, 773 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 818 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.


Of the 520 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 253 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight October 22, 117 pedestrians have died compared to 117 in 2016; 97 motorcyclists have died compared to 123 in 2016; and 15 bicyclists have died compared to 21 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 October 22, 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 OCTOBER 22   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

6

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

27

 

AIKEN

30

AIKEN

23

AIKEN

17

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

35

 

ANDERSON

51

ANDERSON

27

ANDERSON

33

 

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

6

 

BEAUFORT

22

 

BEAUFORT

23

BEAUFORT

12

BEAUFORT

17

 

BERKELEY

26

 

BERKELEY

29

BERKELEY

27

BERKELEY

32

 

CALHOUN

4

 

CALHOUN

8

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

45

 

CHARLESTON

39

CHARLESTON

56

CHARLESTON

37

 

CHEROKEE

18

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

13

 

CHESTER

15

 

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

12

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

16

 

CLARENDON

18

CLARENDON

14

CLARENDON

7

 

COLLETON

15

 

COLLETON

17

COLLETON

18

COLLETON

12

 

DARLINGTON

13

 

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

18

DARLINGTON

12

 

DILLON

9

 

DILLON

10

DILLON

6

DILLON

11

 

DORCHESTER

12

 

DORCHESTER

25

DORCHESTER

26

DORCHESTER

13

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

3

 

FAIRFIELD

9

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

 

FLORENCE

25

 

FLORENCE

23

FLORENCE

27

FLORENCE

17

 

GEORGETOWN

13

 

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

13

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

53

 

GREENVILLE

66

GREENVILLE

56

GREENVILLE

52

 

GREENWOOD

10

 

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

5

 

HAMPTON

4

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

7

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

52

 

HORRY

60

HORRY

68

HORRY

44

 

JASPER

8

 

JASPER

20

JASPER

13

JASPER

12

 

KERSHAW

15

 

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

15

KERSHAW

6

 

LANCASTER

15

 

LANCASTER

13

LANCASTER

11

LANCASTER

12

 

LAURENS

26

 

LAURENS

13

LAURENS

16

LAURENS

18

 

LEE

4

LEE

5

LEE

7

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

39

 

LEXINGTON

38

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

29

 

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

10

MARION

7

 

MARLBORO

5

 

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

10

 

NEWBERRY

6

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

13

 

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

20

 

ORANGEBURG

21

ORANGEBURG

22

ORANGEBURG

24

 

PICKENS

18

 

PICKENS

17

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

10

 

RICHLAND

38

 

RICHLAND

54

RICHLAND

34

RICHLAND

33

 

SALUDA

6

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

5

 

SPARTANBURG

40

 

SPARTANBURG

43

SPARTANBURG

62

SPARTANBURG

32

 

SUMTER

14

 

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

18

 

UNION

5

UNION

6

UNION

2

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

14

 

WILLIAMSBURG

12

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

10

 

YORK

24

 

YORK

30

YORK

12

YORK

22

 

TOTAL

773

 

TOTAL

818

TOTAL

786

TOTAL

651

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 649 of the 773 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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