South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS NINE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS
FEBRUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 11, 2018

 

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 9, at 6 pm until Sunday, February 11, at 11:59 pm.

 

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

6

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

3 pedestrians

 

As of February 11, 82 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 118 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 65 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 42 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through February 11, 10 pedestrians have died compared to 15 in 2017; three motorcyclists have died compared to seven in 2017; and two bicyclists have died compared to four 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 pm February 11, 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 FATALITIESo:p>

 

 

JANUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 11   

 

2018*

2017*

2016*

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

0

 

ABBEVILLE

0

ABBEVILLE

1

ABBEVILLE

1

 

AIKEN

3

 

AIKEN

6

AIKEN

5

AIKEN

7

 

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

0

ALLENDALE

1

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

3

 

ANDERSON

5

ANDERSON

7

ANDERSON

5

 

BAMBERG

0

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

0

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

0

BARNWELL

0

 

BEAUFORT

1

 

BEAUFORT

4

BEAUFORT

2

BEAUFORT

3

 

BERKELEY

3

 

BERKELEY

1

BERKELEY

5

BERKELEY

2

 

CALHOUN

0

 

CALHOUN

0

CALHOUN

1

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

4

 

CHARLESTON

8

CHARLESTON

4

CHARLESTON

8

 

CHEROKEE

0

 

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

0

CHEROKEE

3

 

CHESTER

1

 

CHESTER

3

CHESTER

4

CHESTER

4

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

 

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

2

CHESTERFIELD

1

 

CLARENDON

2

 

CLARENDON

3

CLARENDON

1

CLARENDON

1

 

COLLETON

4

 

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

1

COLLETON

1

 

DARLINGTON

5

 

DARLINGTON

1

DARLINGTON

2

DARLINGTON

1

 

DILLON

1

 

DILLON

0

DILLON

1

DILLON

1

 

DORCHESTER

2

 

DORCHESTER

1

DORCHESTER

0

DORCHESTER

4

 

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

0

 

FAIRFIELD

2

FAIRFIELD

0

FAIRFIELD

1

FAIRFIELD

0

 

FLORENCE

6

 

FLORENCE

6

FLORENCE

1

FLORENCE

1

 

GEORGETOWN

1

 

GEORGETOWN

2

GEORGETOWN

0

GEORGETOWN

2

 

GREENVILLE

6

 

GREENVILLE

5

GREENVILLE

7

GREENVILLE

10

 

GREENWOOD

0

 

GREENWOOD

1

GREENWOOD

0

GREENWOOD

2

 

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

0

HAMPTON

0

 

HORRY

3

 

HORRY

5

HORRY

5

HORRY

8

 

JASPER

0

 

JASPER

2

JASPER

3

JASPER

1

 

KERSHAW

1

 

KERSHAW

6

KERSHAW

2

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

1

 

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

2

LANCASTER

1

 

LAURENS

5

 

LAURENS

8

LAURENS

0

LAURENS

2

 

LEE

0

LEE

2

LEE

1

LEE

0

 

LEXINGTON

2

 

LEXINGTON

6

LEXINGTON

8

LEXINGTON

1

 

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

MCCORMICK

0

 

MARION

0

MARION

1

MARION

1

MARION

0

 

MARLBORO

1

 

MARLBORO

0

MARLBORO

1

MARLBORO

0

 

NEWBERRY

0

 

NEWBERRY

1

NEWBERRY

0

NEWBERRY

1

 

OCONEE

1

 

OCONEE

0

OCONEE

3

OCONEE

0

 

ORANGEBURG

0

 

ORANGEBURG

4

ORANGEBURG

3

ORANGEBURG

3

 

PICKENS

1

 

PICKENS

4

PICKENS

1

PICKENS

2

 

RICHLAND

4

 

RICHLAND

5

RICHLAND

2

RICHLAND

5

 

SALUDA

0

 

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

10

 

SPARTANBURG

3

SPARTANBURG

3

SPARTANBURG

13

 

SUMTER

2

 

SUMTER

1

SUMTER

3

SUMTER

2

 

UNION

0

UNION

0

UNION

3

UNION

1

 

WILLIAMSBURG

0

 

WILLIAMSBURG

5

WILLIAMSBURG

0

WILLIAMSBURG

1

 

YORK

3

 

YORK

2

YORK

8

YORK

4

 

TOTAL

82

 

TOTAL

118

TOTAL

96

TOTAL

106

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 76 of the 82 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2016, 2017, and 2018  Figures are Preliminary

 


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