South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS EIGHT KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
MARCH 16 – MARCH 18, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of eight persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

1

Seat belt used

6

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

 

As of March 18, 160 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 212 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 121 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 61 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through March 18, 24 pedestrians have died compared to 35 in 2017; 11 motorcyclists have died compared to 19 in 2017; and two bicyclists have died compared to five in 2017 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 11:59 p.m. March 18, 2018.

 

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 MARCH 18   

 

2018*

2017*

2016*

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

1

 

AIKEN

4

AIKEN

9

AIKEN

8

AIKEN

8

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

6

ANDERSON

10

ANDERSON

13

ANDERSON

9

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

1

 

BEAUFORT

1

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

6

BEAUFORT

6

 

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

7

BERKELEY

8

BERKELEY

7

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

6

 

CHARLESTON

14

CHARLESTON

14

CHARLESTON

9

CHARLESTON

14

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

6

CHEROKEE

1

CHEROKEE

4

 

CHESTER

1

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

7

CHESTER

6

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

2

CLARENDON

6

CLARENDON

4

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

5

COLLETON

6

COLLETON

4

COLLETON

4

 

DARLINGTON

6

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

4

DARLINGTON

4

 

DILLON

1

DILLON

3

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

5

DORCHESTER

3

DORCHESTER

2

DORCHESTER

6

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

1

 

FLORENCE

9

FLORENCE

8

FLORENCE

5

FLORENCE

3

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

1

GEORGETOWN

5

 

GREENVILLE

10

GREENVILLE

12

GREENVILLE

15

GREENVILLE

15

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

2

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

4

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

 

HORRY

7

HORRY

6

HORRY

13

HORRY

13

 

JASPER

1

JASPER

2

JASPER

6

JASPER

3

 

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

3

 

LANCASTER

1

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

4

LANCASTER

2

 

LAURENS

7

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

3

LAURENS

4

 

LEE

0

LEE

3

LEE

2

LEE

1

 

LEXINGTON

13

LEXINGTON

10

LEXINGTON

10

LEXINGTON

6

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

3

MARION

1

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

1

 

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

2

OCONEE

5

OCONEE

2

 

ORANGEBURG

4

ORANGEBURG

5

ORANGEBURG

8

ORANGEBURG

6

 

PICKENS

2

PICKENS

5

PICKENS

3

PICKENS

3

 

RICHLAND

7

RICHLAND

13

RICHLAND

9

RICHLAND

6

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

13

SPARTANBURG

5

SPARTANBURG

14

SPARTANBURG

16

 

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

4

SUMTER

3

 

UNION

0

UNION

1

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

2

 

YORK

5

YORK

5

YORK

13

YORK

6

 

TOTAL

160

 

TOTAL

212

TOTAL

204

TOTAL

187

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 139 of the 160 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2016, 2017, and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 

 


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