South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 27, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 10 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
AUGUST 24 – AUGUST 26, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 24, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 26, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

9

County roads

1

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

5 – 3 motorcyclists (no helmets), 1 bicyclist (no helmet), and 1 pedestrian

 

As of August 26, 640 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 647 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 445 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 220 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through August 26, 96 pedestrians have died compared to 90 in 2017; 68 motorcyclists have died compared to 78 in 2017; and 11 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 26, 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 26     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

5

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

13

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

27

AIKEN

18

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

31

ANDERSON

27

ANDERSON

36

ANDERSON

22

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

19

BEAUFORT

18

BEAUFORT

9

 

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

26

BERKELEY

24

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

41

CHARLESTON

50

CHARLESTON

29

CHARLESTON

43

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

10

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

10

CLARENDON

15

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

11

 

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

14

 

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

18

DARLINGTON

16

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

9

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

23

 

EDGEFIELD

7

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

23

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

19

FLORENCE

19

 

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

11

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GREENVILLE

40

GREENVILLE

38

GREENVILLE

54

GREENVILLE

41

 

GREENWOOD

12

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

 

HORRY

43

HORRY

43

HORRY

48

HORRY

54

 

JASPER

8

JASPER

7

JASPER

17

JASPER

10

 

KERSHAW

10

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

12

 

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

 

LAURENS

22

LAURENS

24

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

14

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

46

LEXINGTON

30

LEXINGTON

28

LEXINGTON

27

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

27

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

20

ORANGEBURG

19

 

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

14

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

32

RICHLAND

35

RICHLAND

44

RICHLAND

25

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

48

SPARTANBURG

33

SPARTANBURG

37

SPARTANBURG

47

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

23

YORK

13

YORK

26

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

640

 

TOTAL

647

TOTAL

657

TOTAL

622

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 542 of the 640 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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