South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2015
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 27 – MARCH 29, 2015

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, March 29, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 pedestrian

 

As of March 29, 199 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 177 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.


Of the 149 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 81 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight March 29, 28 pedestrians have died compared to 17 in 2014; 14 motorcyclists have died compared to 13 in 2014; and 1 bicyclist has died compared to 4 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 March 29, 2015.


For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.aspThe 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 MARCH 29

 

2015*

2014*

2013*

2012

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

1

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

0

 

AIKEN

9

 

AIKEN

4

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

4

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

8

 

ANDERSON

5

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

10

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

5

 

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

4

BEAUFORT

7

 

BERKELEY

7

 

BERKELEY

4

BERKELEY

6

BERKELEY

4

 

CALHOUN

7

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

3

 

CHARLESTON

8

 

CHARLESTON

13

CHARLESTON

10

CHARLESTON

12

 

CHEROKEE

3

 

CHEROKEE

8

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

2

 

CHESTER

5

 

CHESTER

1

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

2

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

2

 

CLARENDON

1

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

3

 

COLLETON

6

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

COLLETON

3

 

DARLINGTON

4

 

DARLINGTON

1

DARLINGTON

2

DARLINGTON

3

 

DILLON

1

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

5

 

DORCHESTER

4

DORCHESTER

4

DORCHESTER

3

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

7

 

FLORENCE

4

FLORENCE

5

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GREENVILLE

16

 

GREENVILLE

18

GREENVILLE

12

GREENVILLE

16

 

GREENWOOD

5

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

3

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

16

 

HORRY

11

HORRY

9

HORRY

9

 

JASPER

4

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

1

 

KERSHAW

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

5

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

2

 

LANCASTER

3

LANCASTER

0

LANCASTER

1

 

LAURENS

6

 

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

4

 

LEE

1

LEE

1

LEE

0

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

6

 

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

7

LEXINGTON

16

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

0

MARION

3

MARION

1

 

MARLBORO

1

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

1

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

2

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

5

 

ORANGEBURG

8

 

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

4

ORANGEBURG

6

 

PICKENS

3

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

5

 

RICHLAND

11

RICHLAND

17

RICHLAND

15

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

3

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

23

 

SPARTANBURG

8

SPARTANBURG

6

SPARTANBURG

9

 

SUMTER

2

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

1

UNION

1

UNION

0

UNION

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

YORK

6

 

YORK

4

YORK

3

YORK

9

 

TOTAL

199

 

TOTAL

177

TOTAL

157

TOTAL

187

 

 

NOTE:  The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 174 of the 199 traffic fatalities in 2015.

*2013 , 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary

 

 


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