South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS 12 KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 5, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 5, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

10

County roads

0

Seat belt used

4

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

3

Seat belt not applicable

4 – 2 motorcyclists (neither helmeted); 2 pedestrians

 

As of August 5, 580 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 599 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 406 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 206 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through August 5, 83 pedestrians have died compared to 85 in 2017; 64 motorcyclists have died compared to 67 in 2017; and 10 bicyclists have died compared to 12 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. August 5, 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 AUGUST 5     

 

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

13

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

20

AIKEN

16

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

26

ANDERSON

26

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

19

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

10

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

23

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

39

CHARLESTON

49

CHARLESTON

25

CHARLESTON

38

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

6

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

8

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

11

CLARENDON

9

 

COLLETON

11

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

12

 

DARLINGTON

14

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

15

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

5

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

15

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

21

 

EDGEFIELD

5

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

22

FLORENCE

20

FLORENCE

18

FLORENCE

19

 

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

11

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

 

GREENVILLE

34

GREENVILLE

35

GREENVILLE

50

GREENVILLE

40

 

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

38

HORRY

40

HORRY

45

HORRY

50

 

JASPER

7

JASPER

5

JASPER

16

JASPER

10

 

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

12

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

7

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

8

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

 

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

9

LAURENS

14

 

LEE

2

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

5

 

LEXINGTON

45

LEXINGTON

26

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

23

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

3

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

10

 

ORANGEBURG

24

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

17

 

PICKENS

9

PICKENS

14

PICKENS

12

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

29

RICHLAND

32

RICHLAND

38

RICHLAND

23

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

45

SPARTANBURG

31

SPARTANBURG

35

SPARTANBURG

44

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

0

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

20

YORK

12

YORK

25

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

580

 

TOTAL

599

TOTAL

588

TOTAL

571

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 487 of the 580 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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