South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 6, 2015
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
APRIL 3 – APRIL 5, 2015

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 5, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

2 bicyclists

 

As of April 5, 219 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 193 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.


Of the 159 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 85 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight April 5, 29 pedestrians have died compared to 19 in 2014; 16 motorcyclists have died compared to 17 in 2014; and 7 bicyclists have 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 April 5, 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 APRIL 5

 

2015*

2014*

2013*

2012

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

1

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

0

 

AIKEN

10

 

AIKEN

5

AIKEN

9

AIKEN

5

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

9

 

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

5

BEAUFORT

7

 

BERKELEY

8

 

BERKELEY

4

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

5

 

CALHOUN

7

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

3

 

CHARLESTON

12

 

CHARLESTON

13

CHARLESTON

11

CHARLESTON

13

 

CHEROKEE

3

 

CHEROKEE

8

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

2

 

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

2

 

CLARENDON

2

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

3

 

COLLETON

6

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

COLLETON

5

 

DARLINGTON

4

 

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

3

DARLINGTON

3

 

DILLON

1

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

2

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

6

 

DORCHESTER

4

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

3

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

8

 

FLORENCE

4

FLORENCE

7

FLORENCE

10

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GREENVILLE

17

 

GREENVILLE

19

GREENVILLE

12

GREENVILLE

18

 

GREENWOOD

5

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

3

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

17

 

HORRY

11

HORRY

10

HORRY

10

 

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

7

 

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

2

LAURENS

5

 

LEE

1

LEE

2

LEE

0

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

6

 

LEXINGTON

10

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

16

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

2

MARION

0

MARION

3

MARION

1

 

MARLBORO

2

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

1

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

3

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

6

 

ORANGEBURG

9

 

ORANGEBURG

10

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

6

 

PICKENS

3

 

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

4

 

RICHLAND

6

 

RICHLAND

13

RICHLAND

17

RICHLAND

17

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

3

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

22

 

SPARTANBURG

8

SPARTANBURG

8

SPARTANBURG

9

 

SUMTER

3

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

SUMTER

5

 

UNION

1

UNION

2

UNION

0

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

YORK

6

 

YORK

5

YORK

5

YORK

10

 

TOTAL

219

 

TOTAL

193

TOTAL

186

TOTAL

206

 

 

NOTE:  The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 190 of the 219 traffic fatalities in 2015.

*2013 , 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary


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