South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 8, 2018
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

 

SCDPS REPORTS EIGHT KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADWAYS
OCTOBER 5 – OCTOBER 7, 2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of eight persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 5, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 7, at 11:59 p.m.

 

Interstates

3

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 – 2 motorcyclists (no helmets) and 2 pedestrians

 

As of October 7, 766 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 763 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

 

Of the 533 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 268 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through October 7, 115 pedestrians have died compared to 111 in 2017; 79 motorcyclists have died compared to 99 in 2017; and 15 bicyclists have died compared to 14 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. October 7, 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 OCTOBER 7     

 

2018*

2017*

2016

2015

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

6

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

5

 

AIKEN

17

AIKEN

26

AIKEN

28

AIKEN

23

 

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

 

ANDERSON

37

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

48

ANDERSON

27

 

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

4

 

BARNWELL

1

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

5

 

BEAUFORT

14

BEAUFORT

22

BEAUFORT

22

BEAUFORT

10

 

BERKELEY

27

BERKELEY

26

BERKELEY

29

BERKELEY

26

 

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

6

CALHOUN

9

 

CHARLESTON

48

CHARLESTON

54

CHARLESTON

35

CHARLESTON

51

 

CHEROKEE

12

CHEROKEE

18

CHEROKEE

4

CHEROKEE

15

 

CHESTER

6

CHESTER

15

CHESTER

12

CHESTER

12

 

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

9

CHESTERFIELD

11

 

CLARENDON

13

CLARENDON

16

CLARENDON

18

CLARENDON

12

 

COLLETON

18

COLLETON

14

COLLETON

14

COLLETON

15

 

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

13

DARLINGTON

19

DARLINGTON

17

 

DILLON

5

DILLON

8

DILLON

10

DILLON

5

 

DORCHESTER

18

DORCHESTER

10

DORCHESTER

22

DORCHESTER

25

 

EDGEFIELD

8

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

1

 

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

8

FAIRFIELD

7

FAIRFIELD

5

 

FLORENCE

31

FLORENCE

25

FLORENCE

21

FLORENCE

23

 

GEORGETOWN

10

GEORGETOWN

14

GEORGETOWN

5

GEORGETOWN

12

 

GREENVILLE

44

GREENVILLE

51

GREENVILLE

64

GREENVILLE

51

 

GREENWOOD

16

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

8

GREENWOOD

10

 

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

6

 

HORRY

46

HORRY

51

HORRY

57

HORRY

65

 

JASPER

10

JASPER

8

JASPER

21

JASPER

11

 

KERSHAW

14

KERSHAW

15

KERSHAW

13

KERSHAW

13

 

LANCASTER

9

LANCASTER

14

LANCASTER

13

LANCASTER

11

 

LAURENS

29

LAURENS

26

LAURENS

12

LAURENS

16

 

LEE

6

LEE

5

LEE

5

LEE

7

 

LEXINGTON

50

LEXINGTON

37

LEXINGTON

35

LEXINGTON

31

 

MCCORMICK

1

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

3

 

MARION

8

MARION

7

MARION

7

MARION

10

 

MARLBORO

6

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

6

MARLBORO

8

 

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

5

NEWBERRY

6

NEWBERRY

5

 

OCONEE

13

OCONEE

12

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

11

 

ORANGEBURG

31

ORANGEBURG

21

ORANGEBURG

22

ORANGEBURG

21

 

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

17

PICKENS

15

PICKENS

11

 

RICHLAND

34

RICHLAND

41

RICHLAND

47

RICHLAND

33

 

SALUDA

2

SALUDA

5

SALUDA

1

SALUDA

0

 

SPARTANBURG

58

SPARTANBURG

38

SPARTANBURG

41

SPARTANBURG

52

 

SUMTER

13

SUMTER

15

SUMTER

12

SUMTER

14

 

UNION

2

UNION

5

UNION

6

UNION

2

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

14

WILLIAMSBURG

11

WILLIAMSBURG

6

 

YORK

30

YORK

21

YORK

30

YORK

12

 

TOTAL

766

 

TOTAL

763

TOTAL

772

TOTAL

725

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 646 of the 766 traffic fatalities in 2018.

*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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