South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JULY 13 – JULY 15, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 13, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 15, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – 1 moped passenger (no helmet)

 

As of July 15, 507 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 556 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 362 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 181 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through July 15, 70 pedestrians have died compared to 78 in 2017; 51 motorcyclists have died compared to 59 in 2017; and nine bicyclists have died compared to 10 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. July 15, 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 JULY 15     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

2

ABBEVILLE

5

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

12

AIKEN

21

AIKEN

18

AIKEN

16

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

2

 

ANDERSON

25

ANDERSON

23

ANDERSON

28

ANDERSON

15

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

16

BERKELEY

19

BERKELEY

20

BERKELEY

20

 

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

4

CALHOUN

8

 

CHARLESTON

32

CHARLESTON

44

CHARLESTON

22

CHARLESTON

32

 

CHEROKEE

11

CHEROKEE

11

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

12

 

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

8

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

6

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

10

CLARENDON

6

 

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

9

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

10

 

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

15

DARLINGTON

14

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

5

DILLON

2

 

DORCHESTER

13

DORCHESTER

8

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

17

 

EDGEFIELD

5

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

6

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

3

 

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

20

FLORENCE

14

FLORENCE

15

 

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

10

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

8

 

GREENVILLE

32

GREENVILLE

32

GREENVILLE

42

GREENVILLE

40

 

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

7

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

2

 

HORRY

31

HORRY

37

HORRY

42

HORRY

45

 

JASPER

5

JASPER

5

JASPER

16

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

9

KERSHAW

9

KERSHAW

5

 

LANCASTER

3

LANCASTER

7

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

8

 

LAURENS

19

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

7

LAURENS

13

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

45

LEXINGTON

25

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

22

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

3

MARION

6

MARION

4

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

3

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

9

 

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

17

ORANGEBURG

16

ORANGEBURG

16

 

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

10

PICKENS

6

 

RICHLAND

26

RICHLAND

31

RICHLAND

34

RICHLAND

20

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

38

SPARTANBURG

27

SPARTANBURG

30

SPARTANBURG

39

 

SUMTER

10

SUMTER

12

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

0

UNION

3

UNION

5

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

15

YORK

12

YORK

22

YORK

9

 

TOTAL

507

 

TOTAL

556

TOTAL

525

TOTAL

501

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 436 of the 507 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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