South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

 

SCDPS REPORTS NINE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADWAYS
DURING THE LABOR DAY TRAVEL PERIOD
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the Labor Day travel period, which started Friday, August 31, at 6 p.m. and concluded Monday, September 3, at 11:59 p.m.

 

There were six fatalities during the 2017 Labor Day travel period.

 

Additionally, SCDPS is reporting a preliminary number of 262 traffic deaths during the “100 Deadly Days of Summer,” compared to 237 traffic deaths during the same time period in 2017.  The “100 Deadly Days of Summer” runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

9

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

5

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – 1 motorcyclists (no helmet) and 1 bicyclist (no helmet)

 

As of September 3, 663 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 664 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 463 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 235 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through September 3, 97 pedestrians have died compared to 94 in 2017; 70 motorcyclists have died compared to 78 in 2017; and 12 bicyclists have died compared to 13 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. September 3, 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 SEPTEMBER 3     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

15

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

27

AIKEN

19

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

27

ANDERSON

39

ANDERSON

22

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

5

 

BEAUFORT

12

BEAUFORT

19

BEAUFORT

19

BEAUFORT

9

 

BERKELEY

23

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

28

BERKELEY

25

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

3

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

41

CHARLESTON

50

CHARLESTON

30

CHARLESTON

46

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

14

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

10

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

10

 

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

16

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

11

 

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

9

COLLETON

14

 

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

16

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

9

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

18

DORCHESTER

9

DORCHESTER

20

DORCHESTER

23

 

EDGEFIELD

7

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

6

FAIRFIELD

6

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

23

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

20

FLORENCE

20

 

GEORGETOWN

8

GEORGETOWN

12

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GREENVILLE

40

GREENVILLE

41

GREENVILLE

56

GREENVILLE

44

 

GREENWOOD

13

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

 

HORRY

43

HORRY

45

HORRY

49

HORRY

54

 

JASPER

9

JASPER

7

JASPER

17

JASPER

10

 

KERSHAW

12

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

12

 

LANCASTER

6

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

11

LANCASTER

11

 

LAURENS

23

LAURENS

24

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

15

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

4

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

46

LEXINGTON

33

LEXINGTON

32

LEXINGTON

28

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

6

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

6

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

5

 

OCONEE

12

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

8

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

29

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

21

ORANGEBURG

19

 

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

32

RICHLAND

35

RICHLAND

44

RICHLAND

28

 

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

49

SPARTANBURG

34

SPARTANBURG

38

SPARTANBURG

48

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

9

 

UNION

1

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

12

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

24

YORK

14

YORK

26

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

663

 

TOTAL

664

TOTAL

683

TOTAL

646

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 564 of the 663 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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