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SCDPS Reports Four Killed on South Carolina Roads February 26 – February 28, 2016

Mon, 02/29/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, February 26, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, February 28, at midnight. 

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

As of February 28, 2016, 119 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 138 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 88 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 49 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight February 28, 15 pedestrians died compared to 22 in 2015; seven motorcyclists died compared to nine in 2015; and five bicyclists died compared to four 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 28, 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.