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SCDPS Reports 11 Killed On South Carolina Roadways During Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

Mon, 11/26/2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 11 persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which ran from Wednesday, November 21, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, November 25, at 11:59 p.m.  Five deaths occurred during the weekend, from Friday, November 23, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, November 25, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

8

County roads

2

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

3

Seat belt not applicable

1 motorcyclist (no helmet)

As of November 25, 909 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 901 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

Of the 626 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 325 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through November 25, 135 pedestrians have died compared to 142 in 2017; 95 motorcyclists have died compared to 113 in 2017; and 19 bicyclists have died compared to 16 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. November 25, 2018.

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit Media Access page. 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 November 25

2018*

 

2017*

 

2016

 

2015

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

4

 

Abbeville

7

 

Abbeville

4

 

Abbeville

6

Aiken

19

 

Aiken

35

 

Aiken

33

 

Aiken

25

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

3

Anderson

41

 

Anderson

39

 

Anderson

55

 

Anderson

30

Bamberg

3

 

Bamberg

4

 

Bamberg

7

 

Bamberg

4

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

5

Beaufort

18

 

Beaufort

25

 

Beaufort

27

 

Beaufort

17

Berkeley

31

 

Berkeley

31

 

Berkeley

35

 

Berkeley

30

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

8

 

Calhoun

9

Charleston

60

 

Charleston

65

 

Charleston

46

 

Charleston

59

Cherokee

15

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

5

 

Cherokee

16

Chester

6

 

Chester

15

 

Chester

18

 

Chester

15

Chesterfield

11

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

14

Clarendon

14

 

Clarendon

17

 

Clarendon

18

 

Clarendon

17

Colleton

20

 

Colleton

18

 

Colleton

24

 

Colleton

19

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

13

 

Darlington

21

 

Darlington

24

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

10

 

Dillon

6

Dorchester

22

 

Dorchester

13

 

Dorchester

26

 

Dorchester

31

Edgefield

9

 

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

11

 

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

36

 

Florence

28

 

Florence

26

 

Florence

35

Georgetown

13

 

Georgetown

16

 

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

15

Greenville

61

 

Greenville

66

 

Greenville

76

 

Greenville

61

Greenwood

16

 

Greenwood

10

 

Greenwood

11

 

Greenwood

11

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

7

Horry

55

 

Horry

62

 

Horry

63

 

Horry

76

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

22

 

Jasper

14

Kershaw

16

 

Kershaw

18

 

Kershaw

17

 

Kershaw

19

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

14

 

Lancaster

12

Laurens

31

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

15

 

Laurens

20

Lee

8

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

8

Lexington

61

 

Lexington

41

 

Lexington

40

 

Lexington

43

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

3

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

8

 

Marion

8

 

Marion

9

 

Marion

10

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

9

 

Marlboro

9

Newberry

9

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

7

Oconee

15

 

Oconee

18

 

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

12

Orangeburg

38

 

Orangeburg

24

 

Orangeburg

30

 

Orangeburg

27

Pickens

17

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

18

 

Pickens

16

Richland

44

 

Richland

47

 

Richland

60

 

Richland

41

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

7

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

64

 

Spartanburg

45

 

Spartanburg

50

 

Spartanburg

69

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

17

 

Sumter

17

 

Sumter

17

Union

4

 

Union

5

 

Union

7

 

Union

5

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

14

 

Williamsburg

13

 

Williamsburg

7

York

33

 

York

24

 

York

34

 

York

14

Total

909

 

Total

901

 

Total

931

 

Total

896

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 763 of the 909 traffic fatalities in 2018.
*2017 and 2018  Figures are Preliminary


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.