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SCDPS Reports Three Killed on South Carolina Roads February 19 – February 21, 2016

Mon, 02/22/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of three persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 19, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, February 21, at midnight.

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

2

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 Motorcyclist

As of February 21, 2016, 106 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 129 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 77 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 41 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight February 21, 14 pedestrians died compared to 21 in 2015; seven motorcyclists died compared to nine in 2015; and four bicyclists died compared to two in 2015 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 February 21, 2016.

For more detailed information on archived traffic fatality reports, please contact Laura Caskey, (803) 896-9402.


The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.