South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

 

SCDPS REPORTS EIGHT KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADWAYS
SEPTEMBER 28 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of eight persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, September 28, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, September 30, at 11:59 p.m.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

2

Seat belt not applicable

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

 

As of September 30, 738 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 736 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 512 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 255 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through September 30, 112 pedestrians have died compared to 106 in 2017; 76 motorcyclists have died compared to 93 in 2017; and 15 bicyclists have died compared to 14 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 30, 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 30     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

17

AIKEN

25

AIKEN

27

AIKEN

21

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

34

ANDERSON

31

ANDERSON

47

ANDERSON

26

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

4

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

 

BEAUFORT

13

BEAUFORT

20

BEAUFORT

22

BEAUFORT

9

 

BERKELEY

26

BERKELEY

23

BERKELEY

28

BERKELEY

26

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

48

CHARLESTON

54

CHARLESTON

34

CHARLESTON

50

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

17

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

15

 

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

14

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

12

 

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

11

 

CLARENDON

13

CLARENDON

16

CLARENDON

15

CLARENDON

12

 

COLLETON

16

COLLETON

14

COLLETON

14

COLLETON

15

 

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

13

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

17

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

10

DILLON

4

 

DORCHESTER

18

DORCHESTER

10

DORCHESTER

22

DORCHESTER

25

 

EDGEFIELD

8

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

30

FLORENCE

24

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

23

 

GEORGETOWN

10

GEORGETOWN

13

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

10

 

GREENVILLE

44

GREENVILLE

50

GREENVILLE

61

GREENVILLE

49

 

GREENWOOD

16

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

10

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

 

HORRY

45

HORRY

48

HORRY

54

HORRY

61

 

JASPER

10

JASPER

8

JASPER

21

JASPER

11

 

KERSHAW

13

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

13

KERSHAW

13

 

LANCASTER

9

LANCASTER

12

LANCASTER

13

LANCASTER

11

 

LAURENS

26

LAURENS

26

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

16

 

LEE

5

LEE

5

LEE

5

LEE

7

 

LEXINGTON

49

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

31

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

8

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

6

MARLBORO

7

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

5

NEWBERRY

5

 

OCONEE

13

OCONEE

12

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

31

ORANGEBURG

20

ORANGEBURG

22

ORANGEBURG

21

 

PICKENS

13

PICKENS

17

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

33

RICHLAND

41

RICHLAND

47

RICHLAND

31

 

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

55

SPARTANBURG

36

SPARTANBURG

40

SPARTANBURG

50

 

SUMTER

12

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

12

SUMTER

13

 

UNION

2

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

13

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

26

YORK

20

YORK

30

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

738

 

TOTAL

736

TOTAL

755

TOTAL

705

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 626 of the 738 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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