South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 10 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MAY 4 – MAY 6, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 6, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

9

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

4    (3 motorcyclists - none helmeted - 1 pedestrian)

 

As of May 6, 297 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 356 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 219 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 111 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through May 6, 41 pedestrians have died compared to 52 in 2017; 29 motorcyclists have died compared to 37 in 2017; and five bicyclists have died compared to seven 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. May 6, 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 MAY 6    

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

2

 

AIKEN

7

AIKEN

12

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

13

ANDERSON

16

ANDERSON

19

ANDERSON

12

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

3

 

BEAUFORT

4

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

10

BEAUFORT

7

 

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

12

BERKELEY

14

BERKELEY

15

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

24

CHARLESTON

25

CHARLESTON

10

CHARLESTON

23

 

CHEROKEE

6

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

11

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

4

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

7

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

2

 

COLLETON

9

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

7

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

9

DARLINGTON

7

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

4

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

11

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

3

DORCHESTER

10

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

 

FLORENCE

11

FLORENCE

10

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

11

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

8

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

6

 

GREENVILLE

22

GREENVILLE

23

GREENVILLE

30

GREENVILLE

23

 

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

13

HORRY

23

HORRY

21

HORRY

21

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

10

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

4

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

5

 

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

16

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

9

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

26

LEXINGTON

14

LEXINGTON

14

LEXINGTON

13

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

1

 

MARION

2

MARION

5

MARION

3

MARION

3

 

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

4

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

5

 

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

13

ORANGEBURG

10

ORANGEBURG

12

 

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

5

 

RICHLAND

18

RICHLAND

18

RICHLAND

20

RICHLAND

11

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

4

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

27

SPARTANBURG

13

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

28

 

SUMTER

5

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

8

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

4

WILLIAMSBURG

3

 

YORK

8

YORK

7

YORK

15

YORK

8

 

TOTAL

297

 

TOTAL

356

TOTAL

322

TOTAL

319

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 262 of the 297 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 

 


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