South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 23, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
APRIL 20 – APRIL 22, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 20, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 22, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

2

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

0

 

As of April 22, 255 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 315 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 189 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 99 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through April 22, 38 pedestrians have died compared to 50 in 2017; 21 motorcyclists have died compared to 33 in 2017; and four bicyclists have died compared to seven 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 22, 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 22    

 

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

7

AIKEN

11

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

11

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

11

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

2

 

BEAUFORT

4

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

10

BEAUFORT

6

 

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

13

BERKELEY

12

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

23

CHARLESTON

25

CHARLESTON

10

CHARLESTON

21

 

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

4

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

6

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

9

DARLINGTON

6

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

4

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

10

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

9

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

10

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

20

GREENVILLE

17

GREENVILLE

25

GREENVILLE

21

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

12

HORRY

18

HORRY

19

HORRY

20

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

8

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

6

LANCASTER

4

 

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

16

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

8

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

2

 

LEXINGTON

20

LEXINGTON

14

LEXINGTON

13

LEXINGTON

10

 

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

3

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

4

 

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

11

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

16

RICHLAND

17

RICHLAND

18

RICHLAND

10

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

21

SPARTANBURG

11

SPARTANBURG

18

SPARTANBURG

26

 

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

7

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

3

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

8

YORK

6

YORK

14

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

255

 

TOTAL

315

TOTAL

283

TOTAL

282

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 222 of the 255 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 


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