South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 3, 2017
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SCDPS REPORTS 12 KILLED DURING THE NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY REPORTING PERIOD

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year’s Holiday reporting period, which started Friday, December 30, 2016, at 6 p.m. and concluded Monday, January 2, 2017, at midnight. Preliminary details on these crashes are below.

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

9

County roads

1

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

5

Seat belt unknown

2

Seat belt not applicable

2 Pedestrians

 

As of December 31, 2016,  975 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 979 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015. Seven people were killed during the 2015 New Year’s holiday travel period.

 

Of the 635 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 322 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight December 31, 2016, 137 pedestrians died compared to 125 in 2015; 135 motorcyclists died compared to 140 in 2015; and 25 bicyclists died compared to 16 in 2015 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 midnight December 31, 2016.

 

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 DECEMBER 31  

 

2016*

2015*

2014

2013

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

4

 

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

7

 

AIKEN

35

 

AIKEN

26

AIKEN

23

AIKEN

25

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

4

 

ANDERSON

57

 

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

45

ANDERSON

33

 

BAMBERG

6

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

4

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

29

 

BEAUFORT

18

BEAUFORT

23

BEAUFORT

13

 

BERKELEY

32

 

BERKELEY

35

BERKELEY

40

BERKELEY

26

 

CALHOUN

10

 

CALHOUN

10

CALHOUN

12

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

44

 

CHARLESTON

64

CHARLESTON

47

CHARLESTON

43

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

17

CHEROKEE

15

CHEROKEE

9

 

CHESTER

18

 

CHESTER

17

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

10

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

16

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

12

 

CLARENDON

21

 

CLARENDON

17

CLARENDON

10

CLARENDON

11

 

COLLETON

22

 

COLLETON

21

COLLETON

17

COLLETON

13

 

DARLINGTON

24

 

DARLINGTON

25

DARLINGTON

13

DARLINGTON

18

 

DILLON

10

 

DILLON

7

DILLON

14

DILLON

7

 

DORCHESTER

30

 

DORCHESTER

33

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

19

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

10

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

FAIRFIELD

8

 

FLORENCE

27

 

FLORENCE

38

FLORENCE

23

FLORENCE

30

 

GEORGETOWN

6

 

GEORGETOWN

18

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

13

 

GREENVILLE

83

 

GREENVILLE

73

GREENVILLE

62

GREENVILLE

71

 

GREENWOOD

12

 

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

7

HAMPTON

5

HAMPTON

3

 

HORRY

69

 

HORRY

81

HORRY

58

HORRY

55

 

JASPER

23

 

JASPER

14

JASPER

15

JASPER

8

 

KERSHAW

18

 

KERSHAW

19

KERSHAW

12

KERSHAW

16

 

LANCASTER

14

 

LANCASTER

14

LANCASTER

17

LANCASTER

6

 

LAURENS

22

 

LAURENS

22

LAURENS

24

LAURENS

11

 

LEE

5

LEE

8

LEE

6

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

41

 

LEXINGTON

46

LEXINGTON

36

LEXINGTON

39

 

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

4

MCCORMICK

1

 

MARION

7

MARION

11

MARION

9

MARION

9

 

MARLBORO

9

 

MARLBORO

9

MARLBORO

13

MARLBORO

4

 

NEWBERRY

7

 

NEWBERRY

7

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

7

 

OCONEE

11

 

OCONEE

13

OCONEE

13

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

28

 

ORANGEBURG

31

ORANGEBURG

28

ORANGEBURG

34

 

PICKENS

17

 

PICKENS

16

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

14

 

RICHLAND

68

 

RICHLAND

45

RICHLAND

40

RICHLAND

63

 

SALUDA

1

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

6

SALUDA

5

 

SPARTANBURG

52

 

SPARTANBURG

75

SPARTANBURG

39

SPARTANBURG

33

 

SUMTER

17

 

SUMTER

20

SUMTER

26

SUMTER

17

 

UNION

7

UNION

6

UNION

5

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

17

 

WILLIAMSBURG

8

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

16

 

YORK

34

 

YORK

18

YORK

25

YORK

23

 

TOTAL

975

 

TOTAL

979

TOTAL

823

TOTAL

767

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 820 of the 975 traffic fatalities in 2016.

2015 AND 2016 Figures are preliminary.


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