South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 30 – APRIL 1, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – 1 motorcyclist (no helmet) – 1 bicyclist (no helmet)

 

As of April 1, 189 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 248 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 143 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 75 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through April 1, 28 pedestrians have died compared to 39 in 2017; 13 motorcyclists have died compared to 21 in 2017; and three bicyclists have died compared to six 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 11:59 p.m. April 1, 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 APRIL 1   

 

2018*

2017*

2016*

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

 

AIKEN

5

AIKEN

10

AIKEN

10

AIKEN

9

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

10

ANDERSON

14

ANDERSON

9

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

1

 

BEAUFORT

2

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

6

 

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

11

BERKELEY

11

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

16

CHARLESTON

17

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

19

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

6

 

DARLINGTON

6

DARLINGTON

6

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

4

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

6

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

8

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

12

GREENVILLE

12

GREENVILLE

19

GREENVILLE

19

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

8

HORRY

8

HORRY

17

HORRY

17

 

JASPER

2

JASPER

2

JASPER

8

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

3

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

2

 

LAURENS

8

LAURENS

14

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

6

 

LEE

0

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

15

LEXINGTON

12

LEXINGTON

11

LEXINGTON

6

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

5

MARION

1

MARION

1

 

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

5

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

8

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

5

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

13

RICHLAND

15

RICHLAND

14

RICHLAND

6

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

17

SPARTANBURG

7

SPARTANBURG

16

SPARTANBURG

23

 

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

3

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

6

YORK

5

YORK

13

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

189

 

TOTAL

248

TOTAL

241

TOTAL

230

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 167 of the 189 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2016, 2017, and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 

 


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