South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SEVEN KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 3, 2017

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, December 1, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, December 3, at midnight.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

2

Seat belt not applicable

1  - Bicyclist  (no helmet)

 

As of December 3, 893 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 953 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.


Of the 598 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 287 were not wearing seat belts. 


Through midnight December 3, 140 pedestrians have died compared to 135 in 2016; 109 motorcyclists have died compared to 140 in 2016; and 18 bicyclists have died compared to 25 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 December 3, 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 DECEMBER 3   

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

8

 

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

33

 

AIKEN

34

AIKEN

25

AIKEN

20

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

2

 

ANDERSON

42

 

ANDERSON

57

ANDERSON

31

ANDERSON

39

 

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

7

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

2

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

BARNWELL

6

 

BEAUFORT

26

 

BEAUFORT

29

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

22

 

BERKELEY

30

 

BERKELEY

35

BERKELEY

32

BERKELEY

35

 

CALHOUN

5

 

CALHOUN

8

CALHOUN

10

CALHOUN

11

 

CHARLESTON

65

 

CHARLESTON

48

CHARLESTON

61

CHARLESTON

45

 

CHEROKEE

18

 

CHEROKEE

5

CHEROKEE

16

CHEROKEE

14

 

CHESTER

15

 

CHESTER

18

CHESTER

16

CHESTER

8

 

CHESTERFIELD

11

 

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

14

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

17

 

CLARENDON

18

CLARENDON

17

CLARENDON

8

 

COLLETON

18

 

COLLETON

24

COLLETON

20

COLLETON

12

 

DARLINGTON

14

 

DARLINGTON

23

DARLINGTON

24

DARLINGTON

13

 

DILLON

10

 

DILLON

10

DILLON

6

DILLON

12

 

DORCHESTER

15

 

DORCHESTER

29

DORCHESTER

31

DORCHESTER

14

 

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

3

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

3

 

FAIRFIELD

11

FAIRFIELD

10

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

 

FLORENCE

28

 

FLORENCE

28

FLORENCE

35

FLORENCE

22

 

GEORGETOWN

16

 

GEORGETOWN

6

GEORGETOWN

15

GEORGETOWN

7

 

GREENVILLE

63

 

GREENVILLE

79

GREENVILLE

64

GREENVILLE

56

 

GREENWOOD

10

 

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

11

GREENWOOD

7

 

HAMPTON

4

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

7

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

59

 

HORRY

65

HORRY

77

HORRY

53

 

JASPER

10

 

JASPER

22

JASPER

14

JASPER

14

 

KERSHAW

18

 

KERSHAW

17

KERSHAW

19

KERSHAW

11

 

LANCASTER

16

 

LANCASTER

14

LANCASTER

12

LANCASTER

14

 

LAURENS

29

 

LAURENS

15

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

24

 

LEE

5

LEE

5

LEE

8

LEE

6

 

LEXINGTON

41

 

LEXINGTON

41

LEXINGTON

44

LEXINGTON

31

 

MCCORMICK

4

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

9

MARION

10

MARION

8

 

MARLBORO

5

 

MARLBORO

9

MARLBORO

9

MARLBORO

12

 

NEWBERRY

6

 

NEWBERRY

7

NEWBERRY

7

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

16

 

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

12

OCONEE

12

 

ORANGEBURG

25

 

ORANGEBURG

29

ORANGEBURG

27

ORANGEBURG

25

 

PICKENS

20

 

PICKENS

18

PICKENS

16

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

42

 

RICHLAND

61

RICHLAND

41

RICHLAND

38

 

SALUDA

7

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

6

 

SPARTANBURG

46

 

SPARTANBURG

51

SPARTANBURG

69

SPARTANBURG

37

 

SUMTER

17

 

SUMTER

17

SUMTER

17

SUMTER

19

 

UNION

5

UNION

7

UNION

6

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

14

 

WILLIAMSBURG

14

WILLIAMSBURG

7

WILLIAMSBURG

10

 

YORK

25

 

YORK

34

YORK

14

YORK

22

 

TOTAL

893

 

TOTAL

953

TOTAL

910

TOTAL

742

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 734 of the 893 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016 and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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