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SCDPS Reports Seven Killed During the Labor Day Travel Period

Tue, 09/06/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of seven persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the Labor Day weekend, which started Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. and concluded Monday, September 5, at midnight. Preliminary details on these crashes are below.

There were nine fatalities during the 2015 Labor Day period. 

Additionally, SCDPS is reporting a preliminary number of 268 traffic deaths during the 100 Deadly Days of Summer, compared to 271 during the same time frame in 2015. This period runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 



US routes, SC roads and secondary roads


County roads


Seat belt used


Seat belt not used


Seat belt unknown


Seat belt not applicable

1 pedestrian, 2 motorcyclists (both – no helmet), 1 moped driver (no helmet)

As of September 5, 2016, 653 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 649 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 420 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 200 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight September 5, 92 pedestrians died compared to 77 in 2015; 97 motorcyclists died compared to 98 in 2015; and 16 bicyclists died compared to 12 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 September 5, 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.