South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 11 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MAY 18 – MAY 20, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 11 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 20, at 11:59 p.m.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

10

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

4     1 pedalcycle (not helmeted) and 3 pedestrians

 

As of May 20, 367 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 400 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 264 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 133 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through May 20, 55 pedestrians have died compared to 54 in 2017; 35 motorcyclists have died compared to 43 in 2017; and six bicyclists have died compared to eight 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 20, 2018.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/. 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 20     

 

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

13

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

11

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

 

ANDERSON

17

ANDERSON

19

ANDERSON

20

ANDERSON

14

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

2

BARNWELL

3

 

BEAUFORT

5

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

12

BERKELEY

13

BERKELEY

14

BERKELEY

15

 

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

7

 

CHARLESTON

26

CHARLESTON

31

CHARLESTON

13

CHARLESTON

24

 

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

7

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

7

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

5

 

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

8

CLARENDON

3

 

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

7

 

DARLINGTON

10

DARLINGTON

10

DARLINGTON

10

DARLINGTON

8

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

7

DILLON

4

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

11

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

10

DORCHESTER

12

 

EDGEFIELD

4

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

2

 

FLORENCE

12

FLORENCE

12

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

12

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

9

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

6

 

GREENVILLE

25

GREENVILLE

28

GREENVILLE

33

GREENVILLE

26

 

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

4

GREENWOOD

6

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

23

HORRY

26

HORRY

25

HORRY

25

 

JASPER

4

JASPER

2

JASPER

10

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

4

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

6

 

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

17

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

12

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

34

LEXINGTON

15

LEXINGTON

16

LEXINGTON

14

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

3

MARION

5

MARION

3

MARION

5

 

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

 

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

2

 

OCONEE

4

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

6

OCONEE

5

 

ORANGEBURG

15

ORANGEBURG

14

ORANGEBURG

13

ORANGEBURG

12

 

PICKENS

6

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

8

PICKENS

6

 

RICHLAND

22

RICHLAND

19

RICHLAND

22

RICHLAND

11

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

29

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

32

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

8

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

4

WILLIAMSBURG

3

 

YORK

10

YORK

7

YORK

15

YORK

9

 

TOTAL

367

 

TOTAL

400

TOTAL

362

TOTAL

358

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 312 of the 367 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 

 


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