South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 22, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS ONE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JANUARY 19 – JANUARY 21, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of one person killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 19, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 21, at midnight.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

1

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

0

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

 

As of January 21, 39 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 49 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.


Of the 32 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 18 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight January 21, six pedestrians have died compared to five in 2017; one motorcyclist has died compared to three in 2017; and zero bicyclists have died compared to one in 2017 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 January 21, 2018.


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 JANUARY 21   

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

 

AIKEN

3

 

AIKEN

1

AIKEN

4

AIKEN

1

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

3

 

ANDERSON

4

ANDERSON

5

ANDERSON

2

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

1

 

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

0

BEAUFORT

1

 

BERKELEY

1

 

BERKELEY

0

BERKELEY

2

BERKELEY

2

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

 

CHARLESTON

3

 

CHARLESTON

5

CHARLESTON

3

CHARLESTON

4

 

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

2

 

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

1

 

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

0

 

COLLETON

3

 

COLLETON

0

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

0

 

DARLINGTON

1

 

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

0

 

DILLON

1

 

DILLON

0

DILLON

0

DILLON

0

 

DORCHESTER

0

 

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

2

 

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

0

 

FLORENCE

2

 

FLORENCE

0

FLORENCE

1

FLORENCE

0

 

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

3

 

GREENVILLE

3

GREENVILLE

2

GREENVILLE

5

 

GREENWOOD

0

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

1

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

1

 

HORRY

0

HORRY

1

HORRY

4

 

JASPER

0

 

JASPER

2

JASPER

1

JASPER

0

 

KERSHAW

1

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

0

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

0

 

LAURENS

0

 

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

2

 

LEE

0

LEE

1

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

1

 

LEXINGTON

3

LEXINGTON

7

LEXINGTON

1

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

1

MARION

1

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

2

OCONEE

0

 

ORANGEBURG

0

 

ORANGEBURG

3

ORANGEBURG

1

ORANGEBURG

2

 

PICKENS

0

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

0

PICKENS

1

 

RICHLAND

2

 

RICHLAND

3

RICHLAND

1

RICHLAND

3

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

4

 

SPARTANBURG

1

SPARTANBURG

3

SPARTANBURG

6

 

SUMTER

0

 

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

1

 

UNION

0

UNION

0

UNION

2

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

1

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

YORK

2

 

YORK

0

YORK

1

YORK

3

 

TOTAL

39

 

TOTAL

49

TOTAL

49

TOTAL

45

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 34 of the 39 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.

 

 


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