South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FOUR KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

JULY 28 – JULY 30, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 28, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 30, at midnight.

 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

3 – 1 Motorcyclist, 1 Moped Driver,

      1 Bicyclist, none helmeted

 

As of July 30, 2017, 553 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 571 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 393 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 188 were not wearing safety belts. 

 

Through midnight July 30, 72 pedestrians died compared to 77 in 2016; 61 motorcyclists died compared to 83 in 2016; and 12 bicyclists died compared to 13 in 2016 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 30, 2017.

 

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 JULY 30   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

5

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

21

 

AIKEN

19

AIKEN

16

AIKEN

13

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

25

 

ANDERSON

29

ANDERSON

17

ANDERSON

23

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

3

 

BEAUFORT

17

 

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

13

 

BERKELEY

20

 

BERKELEY

20

BERKELEY

22

BERKELEY

15

 

CALHOUN

2

 

CALHOUN

4

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

32

 

CHARLESTON

25

CHARLESTON

36

CHARLESTON

29

 

CHEROKEE

12

 

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

13

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

13

 

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

 

CHESTERFIELD

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

11

 

CLARENDON

11

CLARENDON

8

CLARENDON

6

 

COLLETON

8

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

11

COLLETON

9

 

DARLINGTON

11

 

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

15

DARLINGTON

8

 

DILLON

8

 

DILLON

5

DILLON

3

DILLON

6

 

DORCHESTER

10

 

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

21

DORCHESTER

8

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

6

 

FLORENCE

19

 

FLORENCE

17

FLORENCE

19

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

11

 

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GREENVILLE

34

 

GREENVILLE

49

GREENVILLE

40

GREENVILLE

38

 

GREENWOOD

7

 

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

2

 

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

5

HAMPTON

3

 

HORRY

34

 

HORRY

44

HORRY

49

HORRY

31

 

JASPER

5

 

JASPER

15

JASPER

9

JASPER

6

 

KERSHAW

11

 

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

8

 

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

8

 

LAURENS

20

 

LAURENS

9

LAURENS

14

LAURENS

12

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

5

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

23

 

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

22

LEXINGTON

23

 

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

6

MARION

4

MARION

10

MARION

5

 

MARLBORO

3

 

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

8

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

9

 

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

7

 

ORANGEBURG

15

 

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

16

ORANGEBURG

19

 

PICKENS

15

 

PICKENS

12

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

31

 

RICHLAND

37

RICHLAND

23

RICHLAND

22

 

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

28

 

SPARTANBURG

32

SPARTANBURG

40

SPARTANBURG

22

 

SUMTER

13

 

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

16

 

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

9

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

YORK

11

 

YORK

25

YORK

10

YORK

15

 

TOTAL

553

 

TOTAL

571

TOTAL

552

TOTAL

448

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 466 of the 553 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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