South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 30, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
JULY 27 – JULY 29, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 27, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 29, at 11:59 p.m.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

1

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 – 1 pedestrian

 

As of July 29, 540 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 586 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 381 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 194 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through July 29, 75 pedestrians have died compared to 82 in 2017; 58 motorcyclists have died compared to 67 in 2017; and 10 bicyclists have died compared to 11 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. July 29, 2018.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com. 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 29     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

2

ABBEVILLE

5

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

13

AIKEN

21

AIKEN

19

AIKEN

16

 

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

26

ANDERSON

26

ANDERSON

29

ANDERSON

17

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

4

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

 

BEAUFORT

10

BEAUFORT

17

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

 

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

21

 

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

2

CALHOUN

4

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

35

CHARLESTON

47

CHARLESTON

23

CHARLESTON

35

 

CHEROKEE

11

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

13

 

CHESTER

5

CHESTER

13

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

 

CHESTERFIELD

6

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

 

CLARENDON

8

CLARENDON

12

CLARENDON

11

CLARENDON

8

 

COLLETON

11

COLLETON

10

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

11

 

DARLINGTON

12

DARLINGTON

11

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

15

 

DILLON

4

DILLON

8

DILLON

5

DILLON

3

 

DORCHESTER

14

DORCHESTER

8

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

21

 

EDGEFIELD

6

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

 

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

20

FLORENCE

17

FLORENCE

19

 

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

10

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

8

 

GREENVILLE

32

GREENVILLE

34

GREENVILLE

49

GREENVILLE

40

 

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

7

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

5

 

HORRY

33

HORRY

39

HORRY

43

HORRY

49

 

JASPER

6

JASPER

5

JASPER

16

JASPER

9

 

KERSHAW

8

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

6

 

LANCASTER

3

LANCASTER

8

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

 

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

20

LAURENS

8

LAURENS

14

 

LEE

1

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

5

 

LEXINGTON

44

LEXINGTON

25

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

22

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

 

MARION

3

MARION

7

MARION

4

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

3

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

 

OCONEE

11

OCONEE

9

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

10

 

ORANGEBURG

22

ORANGEBURG

17

ORANGEBURG

18

ORANGEBURG

16

 

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

14

PICKENS

11

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

27

RICHLAND

32

RICHLAND

37

RICHLAND

23

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

41

SPARTANBURG

29

SPARTANBURG

32

SPARTANBURG

40

 

SUMTER

11

SUMTER

14

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

8

 

UNION

0

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

9

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

18

YORK

12

YORK

25

YORK

10

 

TOTAL

540

 

TOTAL

586

TOTAL

567

TOTAL

549

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 460 of the 540 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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