South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2015
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MAY 1 – MAY 3, 2015

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 3, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1

 

As of May 3, 291 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 250 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.


Of the 214 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 105 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight May 3, 34 pedestrians have died compared to 24 in 2014; 25 motorcyclists have died compared to 21 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 May 3, 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 MAY 3

 

2015*

2014*

2013*

2012

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

2

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

0

 

AIKEN

11

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

12

AIKEN

10

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

11

 

ANDERSON

9

ANDERSON

10

ANDERSON

17

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

5

 

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

5

BEAUFORT

9

 

BERKELEY

13

 

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

9

BERKELEY

7

 

CALHOUN

7

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

3

 

CHARLESTON

18

 

CHARLESTON

15

CHARLESTON

14

CHARLESTON

14

 

CHEROKEE

5

 

CHEROKEE

10

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

2

 

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTER

2

CHESTER

0

CHESTER

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CHESTERFIELD

0

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

2

 

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

4

 

COLLETON

6

 

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

3

COLLETON

7

 

DARLINGTON

7

 

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

3

 

DILLON

1

 

DILLON

3

DILLON

2

DILLON

5

 

DORCHESTER

8

 

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

7

 

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

11

 

FLORENCE

5

FLORENCE

10

FLORENCE

13

 

GEORGETOWN

4

 

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

19

 

GREENVILLE

25

GREENVILLE

20

GREENVILLE

20

 

GREENWOOD

5

 

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

3

 

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

20

 

HORRY

15

HORRY

11

HORRY

10

 

JASPER

7

 

JASPER

3

JASPER

2

JASPER

1

 

KERSHAW

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

3

 

LANCASTER

5

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

2

 

LAURENS

9

 

LAURENS

5

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

6

 

LEE

4

LEE

3

LEE

1

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

12

 

LEXINGTON

18

LEXINGTON

12

LEXINGTON

22

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

3

MARION

0

MARION

5

MARION

1

 

MARLBORO

2

 

MARLBORO

4

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

2

 

NEWBERRY

2

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

5

 

OCONEE

5

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

1

OCONEE

6

 

ORANGEBURG

12

 

ORANGEBURG

12

ORANGEBURG

10

ORANGEBURG

8

 

PICKENS

5

 

PICKENS

5

PICKENS

8

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

9

 

RICHLAND

16

RICHLAND

22

RICHLAND

18

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

3

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

1

 

SPARTANBURG

26

 

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

11

SPARTANBURG

16

 

SUMTER

5

 

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

7

SUMTER

6

 

UNION

1

UNION

2

UNION

1

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

2

WILLIAMSBURG

7

WILLIAMSBURG

3

 

YORK

6

 

YORK

8

YORK

7

YORK

13

 

TOTAL

291

 

TOTAL

250

TOTAL

237

TOTAL

271

 

 

NOTE:  The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 247 of the 291 traffic fatalities in 2015.

*2013 , 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary


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