South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS THREE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

OCTOBER 13 – OCTOBER 15, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of three persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, October 15, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

2

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

0

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – 2 pedestrians

 

As of October 15, 755 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 793 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.


Of the 516 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 254 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight October 15, 108 pedestrians have died compared to 114 in 2016; 94 motorcyclists have died compared to 115 in 2016; and 14 bicyclists have died compared to 21 in 2016 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 October 15, 2017.


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 OCTOBER 15   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

6

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

26

 

AIKEN

30

AIKEN

23

AIKEN

17

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

35

 

ANDERSON

49

ANDERSON

27

ANDERSON

32

 

BAMBERG

3

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

6

 

BEAUFORT

22

 

BEAUFORT

22

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

17

 

BERKELEY

26

 

BERKELEY

28

BERKELEY

27

BERKELEY

31

 

CALHOUN

4

 

CALHOUN

7

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

42

 

CHARLESTON

38

CHARLESTON

53

CHARLESTON

37

 

CHEROKEE

18

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

13

 

CHESTER

15

 

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

11

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

16

 

CLARENDON

18

CLARENDON

13

CLARENDON

7

 

COLLETON

14

 

COLLETON

15

COLLETON

16

COLLETON

12

 

DARLINGTON

13

 

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

17

DARLINGTON

12

 

DILLON

9

 

DILLON

10

DILLON

5

DILLON

11

 

DORCHESTER

12

 

DORCHESTER

22

DORCHESTER

25

DORCHESTER

12

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

3

 

FAIRFIELD

8

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

6

FAIRFIELD

8

 

FLORENCE

25

 

FLORENCE

22

FLORENCE

25

FLORENCE

16

 

GEORGETOWN

13

 

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

13

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

51

 

GREENVILLE

65

GREENVILLE

53

GREENVILLE

51

 

GREENWOOD

9

 

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

10

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

4

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

7

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

49

 

HORRY

58

HORRY

68

HORRY

42

 

JASPER

8

 

JASPER

20

JASPER

13

JASPER

12

 

KERSHAW

15

 

KERSHAW

13

KERSHAW

15

KERSHAW

5

 

LANCASTER

14

 

LANCASTER

13

LANCASTER

11

LANCASTER

11

 

LAURENS

26

 

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

16

LAURENS

16

 

LEE

4

LEE

5

LEE

7

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

39

 

LEXINGTON

37

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

28

 

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

10

MARION

7

 

MARLBORO

5

 

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

10

 

NEWBERRY

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

5

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

13

 

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

20

 

ORANGEBURG

21

ORANGEBURG

22

ORANGEBURG

24

 

PICKENS

18

 

PICKENS

16

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

10

 

RICHLAND

38

 

RICHLAND

53

RICHLAND

33

RICHLAND

32

 

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

5

 

SPARTANBURG

39

 

SPARTANBURG

41

SPARTANBURG

58

SPARTANBURG

32

 

SUMTER

14

 

SUMTER

12

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

18

 

UNION

5

UNION

6

UNION

2

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

14

 

WILLIAMSBURG

12

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

10

 

YORK

23

 

YORK

30

YORK

12

YORK

21

 

TOTAL

755

 

TOTAL

793

TOTAL

759

TOTAL

636

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 633 of the 755 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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