South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS NINE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
APRIL 6 – APRIL 8, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 8, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

7

County roads

1

Seat belt used

5

Seat belt not used

0

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 – 1 motorcyclist (no helmet) – 3 pedestrians

 

As of April 8, 220 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 264 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 165 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 84 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through April 8, 33 pedestrians have died compared to 41 in 2017; 17 motorcyclists have died compared to 25 in 2017; and three bicyclists have died compared to six 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. April 8, 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 FATALITIESo:p>

 

 

JANUARY 1 THROUGH APRIL 8    

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

 

AIKEN

5

AIKEN

10

AIKEN

11

AIKEN

10

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

10

ANDERSON

11

ANDERSON

14

ANDERSON

11

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

1

 

BEAUFORT

2

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

6

 

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

12

BERKELEY

11

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

21

CHARLESTON

17

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

19

 

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

6

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

4

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

8

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

7

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

15

GREENVILLE

14

GREENVILLE

22

GREENVILLE

19

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

9

HORRY

11

HORRY

19

HORRY

18

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

8

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

3

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

6

LANCASTER

2

 

LAURENS

9

LAURENS

14

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

7

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

2

 

LEXINGTON

19

LEXINGTON

12

LEXINGTON

12

LEXINGTON

6

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

5

MARION

1

MARION

2

 

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

3

 

ORANGEBURG

6

ORANGEBURG

10

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

9

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

14

RICHLAND

16

RICHLAND

15

RICHLAND

8

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

18

SPARTANBURG

7

SPARTANBURG

18

SPARTANBURG

24

 

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

4

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

7

YORK

5

YORK

13

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

220

 

TOTAL

264

TOTAL

259

TOTAL

247

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 191 of the 220 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 


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