South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 14, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS THREE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MAY 11 – MAY 13, 2018

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

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1    (1 motorcyclist -  helmeted)

 

As of May 13, 322 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 382 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 234 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 116 were not wearing seat belts.

 

Through May 13, 48 pedestrians have died compared to 54 in 2017; 31 motorcyclists have died compared to 42 in 2017; and five 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. May 13, 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 MAY 13     

 

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

12

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

13

ANDERSON

17

ANDERSON

20

ANDERSON

14

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

3

 

BEAUFORT

5

BEAUFORT

9

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

13

BERKELEY

14

BERKELEY

15

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

24

CHARLESTON

30

CHARLESTON

13

CHARLESTON

23

 

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

7

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

4

 

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

7

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

7

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

9

DARLINGTON

9

DARLINGTON

8

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

4

DILLON

4

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

11

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

11

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

 

FLORENCE

11

FLORENCE

11

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

12

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

8

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

6

 

GREENVILLE

24

GREENVILLE

26

GREENVILLE

33

GREENVILLE

25

 

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

16

HORRY

24

HORRY

24

HORRY

22

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

10

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

4

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

5

 

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

17

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

10

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

3

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

30

LEXINGTON

15

LEXINGTON

15

LEXINGTON

13

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

1

 

MARION

2

MARION

5

MARION

3

MARION

3

 

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

4

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

5

 

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

14

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

12

 

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

5

 

RICHLAND

19

RICHLAND

19

RICHLAND

21

RICHLAND

11

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

4

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

28

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

30

 

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

8

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

4

WILLIAMSBURG

3

 

YORK

9

YORK

7

YORK

15

YORK

9

 

TOTAL

322

 

TOTAL

382

TOTAL

350

TOTAL

335

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 283 of the 322 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 


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