South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 19, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 19, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

1

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – 1 pedestrian

 

As of August 19, 620 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 634 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 431 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 217 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through August 19, 95 pedestrians have died compared to 88 in 2017; 65 motorcyclists have died compared to 74 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 19, 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 19     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

5

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

14

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

25

AIKEN

16

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

30

ANDERSON

27

ANDERSON

34

ANDERSON

21

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

11

BEAUFORT

19

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

25

BERKELEY

23

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

41

CHARLESTON

49

CHARLESTON

26

CHARLESTON

41

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

14

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

10

CLARENDON

14

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

9

 

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

14

 

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

18

DARLINGTON

16

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

8

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

16

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

22

 

EDGEFIELD

6

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

22

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

18

FLORENCE

19

 

GEORGETOWN

7

GEORGETOWN

11

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

 

GREENVILLE

36

GREENVILLE

36

GREENVILLE

52

GREENVILLE

41

 

GREENWOOD

12

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

 

HORRY

42

HORRY

43

HORRY

47

HORRY

54

 

JASPER

8

JASPER

7

JASPER

17

JASPER

10

 

KERSHAW

9

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

12

 

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

 

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

22

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

14

 

LEE

2

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

46

LEXINGTON

29

LEXINGTON

28

LEXINGTON

26

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

6

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

26

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

20

ORANGEBURG

18

 

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

14

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

31

RICHLAND

35

RICHLAND

42

RICHLAND

23

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

47

SPARTANBURG

32

SPARTANBURG

36

SPARTANBURG

47

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

0

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

21

YORK

13

YORK

26

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

620

 

TOTAL

634

TOTAL

636

TOTAL

605

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 522 of the 620 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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