South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

OCTOBER 27 – OCTOBER 29, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, October 29, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – pedestrian

 

As of October 29, 796 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 842 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.


Of the 534 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 259 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight October 29, 122 pedestrians have died compared to 118 in 2016; 100 motorcyclists have died compared to 127 in 2016; and 16 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 29, 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 29   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

6

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

28

 

AIKEN

30

AIKEN

24

AIKEN

17

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

35

 

ANDERSON

51

ANDERSON

28

ANDERSON

33

 

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

6

 

BEAUFORT

23

 

BEAUFORT

23

BEAUFORT

13

BEAUFORT

19

 

BERKELEY

27

 

BERKELEY

29

BERKELEY

27

BERKELEY

32

 

CALHOUN

4

 

CALHOUN

8

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

54

 

CHARLESTON

41

CHARLESTON

57

CHARLESTON

43

 

CHEROKEE

18

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

13

 

CHESTER

15

 

CHESTER

17

CHESTER

15

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

13

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

16

 

CLARENDON

18

CLARENDON

15

CLARENDON

7

 

COLLETON

15

 

COLLETON

17

COLLETON

18

COLLETON

12

 

DARLINGTON

13

 

DARLINGTON

20

DARLINGTON

20

DARLINGTON

12

 

DILLON

9

 

DILLON

10

DILLON

6

DILLON

11

 

DORCHESTER

12

 

DORCHESTER

25

DORCHESTER

26

DORCHESTER

13

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

3

 

FAIRFIELD

10

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

 

FLORENCE

26

 

FLORENCE

24

FLORENCE

27

FLORENCE

18

 

GEORGETOWN

13

 

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

14

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

53

 

GREENVILLE

68

GREENVILLE

56

GREENVILLE

53

 

GREENWOOD

10

 

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

6

 

HAMPTON

4

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

7

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

54

 

HORRY

62

HORRY

72

HORRY

47

 

JASPER

8

 

JASPER

20

JASPER

14

JASPER

12

 

KERSHAW

16

 

KERSHAW

16

KERSHAW

15

KERSHAW

7

 

LANCASTER

16

 

LANCASTER

14

LANCASTER

12

LANCASTER

12

 

LAURENS

26

 

LAURENS

13

LAURENS

16

LAURENS

19

 

LEE

4

LEE

5

LEE

7

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

39

 

LEXINGTON

38

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

30

 

MCCORMICK

4

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

10

MARION

7

 

MARLBORO

5

 

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

10

 

NEWBERRY

6

 

NEWBERRY

7

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

14

 

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

20

 

ORANGEBURG

23

ORANGEBURG

24

ORANGEBURG

24

 

PICKENS

19

 

PICKENS

17

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

10

 

RICHLAND

38

 

RICHLAND

54

RICHLAND

36

RICHLAND

34

 

SALUDA

6

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

5

 

SPARTANBURG

41

 

SPARTANBURG

46

SPARTANBURG

64

SPARTANBURG

34

 

SUMTER

14

 

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

16

SUMTER

18

 

UNION

5

UNION

6

UNION

5

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

14

 

WILLIAMSBURG

12

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

10

 

YORK

24

 

YORK

31

YORK

13

YORK

22

 

TOTAL

796

 

TOTAL

842

TOTAL

814

TOTAL

672

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 661 of the 796 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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