South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 13, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 12, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 10, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 12, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – 1 pedestrian

 

As of August 12, 605 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 609 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 420 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 212 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through August 12, 92 pedestrians have died compared to 85 in 2017; 65 motorcyclists have died compared to 69 in 2017; and 10 bicyclists have died compared to 12 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. August 12, 2018.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com. 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 AUGUST 12     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

2

ABBEVILLE

5

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

13

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

24

AIKEN

16

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

28

ANDERSON

26

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

21

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

24

BERKELEY

23

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

40

CHARLESTON

49

CHARLESTON

25

CHARLESTON

41

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

14

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

6

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

13

CLARENDON

11

CLARENDON

9

 

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

11

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

13

 

DARLINGTON

15

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

18

DARLINGTON

16

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

8

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

21

 

EDGEFIELD

6

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

22

FLORENCE

20

FLORENCE

18

FLORENCE

19

 

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

11

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

 

GREENVILLE

35

GREENVILLE

35

GREENVILLE

51

GREENVILLE

41

 

GREENWOOD

12

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

40

HORRY

40

HORRY

46

HORRY

52

 

JASPER

8

JASPER

5

JASPER

16

JASPER

10

 

KERSHAW

9

KERSHAW

12

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

11

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

8

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

 

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

21

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

14

 

LEE

2

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

5

 

LEXINGTON

47

LEXINGTON

27

LEXINGTON

27

LEXINGTON

25

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

6

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

26

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

17

 

PICKENS

9

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

10

 

RICHLAND

30

RICHLAND

34

RICHLAND

41

RICHLAND

23

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

46

SPARTANBURG

31

SPARTANBURG

35

SPARTANBURG

46

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

10

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

0

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

20

YORK

12

YORK

25

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

605

 

TOTAL

609

TOTAL

615

TOTAL

594

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 509 of the 605 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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