South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2015

Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SEVEN KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1, 2015

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 1, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

7

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

1 pedestrian  

 

As of February 1, 63 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 63 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.


Of the 45 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 29 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight February 1, 11 pedestrians have died compared to 7 in 2014; 5 motorcyclists have died compared to 4 in 2014; and 1 bicyclist has died compared to 2 in 2014 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 midnight February 1, 2015.


For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.asp.  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 FEBRUARY 1

 

2015*

2014*

2013*

2012

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

1

 

ABBEVILLE

2

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

0

 

AIKEN

3

 

AIKEN

2

AIKEN

3

AIKEN

0

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

2

 

ANDERSON

2

ANDERSON

1

ANDERSON

6

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

1

 

BEAUFORT

2

BEAUFORT

3

BEAUFORT

4

 

BERKELEY

2

 

BERKELEY

1

BERKELEY

1

BERKELEY

2

 

CALHOUN

1

 

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

 

CHARLESTON

1

 

CHARLESTON

5

CHARLESTON

5

CHARLESTON

4

 

CHEROKEE

2

 

CHEROKEE

2

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHESTER

2

 

CHESTER

1

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

0

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

0

 

CLARENDON

0

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

1

 

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

2

COLLETON

1

 

DARLINGTON

1

 

DARLINGTON

1

DARLINGTON

2

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

0

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

2

 

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

2

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

3

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

0

 

FLORENCE

0

 

FLORENCE

2

FLORENCE

2

FLORENCE

2

 

GEORGETOWN

1

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

2

 

GREENVILLE

8

 

GREENVILLE

8

GREENVILLE

3

GREENVILLE

7

 

GREENWOOD

1

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

0

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

6

 

HORRY

7

HORRY

2

HORRY

3

 

JASPER

1

 

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

JASPER

0

 

KERSHAW

2

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

1

 

LANCASTER

0

 

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

1

 

LAURENS

2

 

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

1

 

LEE

0

LEE

0

LEE

0

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

1

 

LEXINGTON

4

LEXINGTON

3

LEXINGTON

8

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

0

MARION

0

MARION

1

 

MARLBORO

0

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

0

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

2

 

ORANGEBURG

2

 

ORANGEBURG

1

ORANGEBURG

1

ORANGEBURG

0

 

PICKENS

2

 

PICKENS

1

PICKENS

5

PICKENS

2

 

RICHLAND

3

 

RICHLAND

2

RICHLAND

6

RICHLAND

8

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

8

 

SPARTANBURG

2

SPARTANBURG

3

SPARTANBURG

4

 

SUMTER

1

 

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

2

 

UNION

1

UNION

0

UNION

0

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

YORK

3

 

YORK

2

YORK

0

YORK

5

 

TOTAL

63

 

TOTAL

63

TOTAL

55

TOTAL

79

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 57 of the 63 traffic fatalities in 2015.

*2013, 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary and subject to change.

 


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