South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2015
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS NINE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JULY 24 – JULY 26, 2015

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, July 26, at midnight.

 

Interstates

3

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

2

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

2 (1 motorcyclist, 1 ATV rider)

 

As of July 24, 518 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 436 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.

 

Of the 354 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 179 were not wearing seat belts.


Through midnight July 26, 56 pedestrians have died compared to 48 in 2014; 73 motorcyclists have died compared to 50 in 2014; and 9 bicyclists have died compared to 7 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 July 26, 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 JULY 26 

2015*

2014*

2013*

2012

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

ABBEVILLE

4

 

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

3

AIKEN

16

 

AIKEN

13

AIKEN

18

AIKEN

14

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

1

ANDERSON

17

 

ANDERSON

23

ANDERSON

15

ANDERSON

25

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

2

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

0

BEAUFORT

6

 

BEAUFORT

13

BEAUFORT

7

BEAUFORT

13

BERKELEY

20

 

BERKELEY

15

BERKELEY

14

BERKELEY

16

CALHOUN

9

 

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

4

CALHOUN

9

CHARLESTON

28

 

CHARLESTON

28

CHARLESTON

23

CHARLESTON

32

CHEROKEE

13

 

CHEROKEE

10

CHEROKEE

2

CHEROKEE

3

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

3

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

3

CHESTERFIELD

7

CHESTERFIELD

4

CLARENDON

7

 

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

8

COLLETON

10

 

COLLETON

8

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

8

DARLINGTON

14

 

DARLINGTON

8

DARLINGTON

7

DARLINGTON

10

DILLON

3

 

DILLON

6

DILLON

5

DILLON

8

DORCHESTER

19

 

DORCHESTER

8

DORCHESTER

6

DORCHESTER

12

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

6

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

3

FLORENCE

16

 

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

22

FLORENCE

17

GEORGETOWN

7

 

GEORGETOWN

3

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

8

GREENVILLE

39

 

GREENVILLE

38

GREENVILLE

36

GREENVILLE

34

GREENWOOD

9

 

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

3

GREENWOOD

5

HAMPTON

5

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

2

HAMPTON

4

HORRY

47

 

HORRY

29

HORRY

33

HORRY

32

JASPER

9

 

JASPER

6

JASPER

3

JASPER

5

KERSHAW

6

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

4

LANCASTER

9

 

LANCASTER

8

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

5

LAURENS

14

 

LAURENS

11

LAURENS

7

LAURENS

14

LEE

5

LEE

4

LEE

2

LEE

3

LEXINGTON

21

 

LEXINGTON

22

LEXINGTON

21

LEXINGTON

35

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

4

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

MARION

9

MARION

5

MARION

6

MARION

3

MARLBORO

4

 

MARLBORO

8

MARLBORO

2

MARLBORO

1

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

7

OCONEE

10

 

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

1

OCONEE

9

ORANGEBURG

16

 

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

13

PICKENS

7

 

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

10

PICKENS

10

RICHLAND

21

 

RICHLAND

21

RICHLAND

36

RICHLAND

31

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

3

SALUDA

4

SALUDA

3

SPARTANBURG

39

 

SPARTANBURG

22

SPARTANBURG

17

SPARTANBURG

29

SUMTER

8

 

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

9

SUMTER

9

UNION

2

UNION

3

UNION

1

UNION

1

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

7

YORK

9

 

YORK

15

YORK

12

YORK

18

TOTAL

518

 

TOTAL

436

TOTAL

412

TOTAL

488

NOTE:  The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 445 of the 518 traffic fatalities in 2015.

*2013 , 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary


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