South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 16, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
APRIL 13 – APRIL 15, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 15, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

3 – 3 motorcyclists (including a passenger of a motorcycle – none helmeted)

 

As of April 15, 236 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 292 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 177 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 92 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through April 15, 34 pedestrians have died compared to 47 in 2017; 20 motorcyclists have died compared to 28 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 15, 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 15    

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

2

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

11

AIKEN

12

AIKEN

11

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

11

ANDERSON

14

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

11

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

2

 

BEAUFORT

2

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

9

BEAUFORT

6

 

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

13

BERKELEY

11

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

22

CHARLESTON

21

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

19

 

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

4

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

6

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

5

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

4

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

8

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

18

GREENVILLE

17

GREENVILLE

24

GREENVILLE

20

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

10

HORRY

15

HORRY

19

HORRY

19

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

8

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

6

LANCASTER

3

 

LAURENS

9

LAURENS

15

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

8

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

2

 

LEXINGTON

19

LEXINGTON

13

LEXINGTON

12

LEXINGTON

7

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

1

 

MARION

0

MARION

5

MARION

1

MARION

2

 

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

4

 

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

11

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

10

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

15

RICHLAND

16

RICHLAND

16

RICHLAND

9

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

19

SPARTANBURG

9

SPARTANBURG

18

SPARTANBURG

26

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

3

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

7

YORK

5

YORK

14

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

236

 

TOTAL

292

TOTAL

272

TOTAL

266

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 205 of the 236 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 

 


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