South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 8, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JANUARY 5 – JANUARY 7, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, January 7, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4 (1- SC Primary, 3 – secondary roads)

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

 

As of January 7, 12 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 20 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.


Of the 10 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, seven were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight January 7, one pedestrian has died compared to two in 2017; one motorcyclist has died compared to zero in 2017; and zero bicyclists have died compared to zero 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 midnight January 7, 2018.


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 JANUARY 7   

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALTIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

0

 

AIKEN

0

 

AIKEN

0

AIKEN

1

AIKEN

0

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

1

 

ANDERSON

1

ANDERSON

0

ANDERSON

0

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

0

 

BEAUFORT

1

BEAUFORT

0

BEAUFORT

0

 

BERKELEY

0

 

BERKELEY

0

BERKELEY

1

BERKELEY

0

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

0

 

CHARLESTON

0

 

CHARLESTON

1

CHARLESTON

0

CHARLESTON

3

 

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

 

CLARENDON

1

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

0

CLARENDON

0

 

COLLETON

1

 

COLLETON

0

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

0

 

DARLINGTON

0

 

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

0

DARLINGTON

0

 

DILLON

0

 

DILLON

0

DILLON

0

DILLON

0

 

DORCHESTER

0

 

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

2

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

0

 

FLORENCE

2

 

FLORENCE

0

FLORENCE

0

FLORENCE

0

 

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

0

 

GREENVILLE

0

 

GREENVILLE

2

GREENVILLE

0

GREENVILLE

3

 

GREENWOOD

0

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

0

 

HORRY

0

HORRY

0

HORRY

2

 

JASPER

0

 

JASPER

2

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

 

KERSHAW

1

 

KERSHAW

1

KERSHAW

1

KERSHAW

0

 

LANCASTER

0

 

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

0

 

LAURENS

0

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

1

 

LEE

0

LEE

1

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

1

 

LEXINGTON

1

LEXINGTON

3

LEXINGTON

1

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

1

MARION

0

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

0

 

ORANGEBURG

0

 

ORANGEBURG

1

ORANGEBURG

0

ORANGEBURG

0

 

PICKENS

0

 

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

0

PICKENS

0

 

RICHLAND

1

 

RICHLAND

0

RICHLAND

0

RICHLAND

2

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

1

 

SPARTANBURG

1

SPARTANBURG

1

SPARTANBURG

3

 

SUMTER

0

 

SUMTER

0

SUMTER

2

SUMTER

1

 

UNION

0

UNION

0

UNION

2

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

YORK

1

 

YORK

0

YORK

0

YORK

1

 

TOTAL

12

 

TOTAL

20

TOTAL

13

TOTAL

19

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 11 of the 12 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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