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SCDPS Reports 12 Killed on South Carolina Roads October 21 – October 23, 2016

Mon, 10/24/2016

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 21, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 23, at midnight. 



US routes, SC roads and secondary roads


County roads


Seat belt used


Seat belt not used


Seat belt unknown


Seat belt not applicable

2 Motorcyclist (no helmet); 1 Unknown

As of October 23, 2016, 803 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 792 highway deaths during the same time period in 2015.

Of the 513 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2016, 246 were not wearing safety belts. 

Through midnight October 23, 115 pedestrians died compared to 97 in 2015; 117 motorcyclists died compared to 123 in 2015; and 20 bicyclists died compared to 15 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 October 23, 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.