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SCDPS Reports Four Killed On South Carolina Roadways December 14 – December 16, 2018

Mon, 12/17/2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, December 14, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 16, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

2 motorcyclists (no helmets)

As of December 16, 962 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 947 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

Of the 666 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 342 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through December 16, 144 pedestrians have died compared to 152 in 2017; 98 motorcyclists have died compared to 114 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. December 16, 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 December 16

2018*

 

2017*

 

2016

 

2015

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

4

 

Abbeville

8

 

Abbeville

4

 

Abbeville

6

Aiken

21

 

Aiken

36

 

Aiken

33

 

Aiken

26

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

4

Anderson

41

 

Anderson

42

 

Anderson

57

 

Anderson

32

Bamberg

3

 

Bamberg

4

 

Bamberg

7

 

Bamberg

4

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

5

Beaufort

19

 

Beaufort

25

 

Beaufort

30

 

Beaufort

17

Berkeley

33

 

Berkeley

32

 

Berkeley

36

 

Berkeley

32

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

8

 

Calhoun

10

Charleston

60

 

Charleston

69

 

Charleston

50

 

Charleston

64

Cherokee

16

 

Cherokee

20

 

Cherokee

5

 

Cherokee

17

Chester

7

 

Chester

15

 

Chester

18

 

Chester

17

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

16

Clarendon

14

 

Clarendon

18

 

Clarendon

20

 

Clarendon

17

Colleton

20

 

Colleton

19

 

Colleton

24

 

Colleton

20

Darlington

20

 

Darlington

15

 

Darlington

23

 

Darlington

25

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

10

 

Dillon

6

Dorchester

22

 

Dorchester

14

 

Dorchester

28

 

Dorchester

32

Edgefield

9

 

Edgefield

4

 

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

12

 

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

38

 

Florence

29

 

Florence

30

 

Florence

38

Georgetown

15

 

Georgetown

16

 

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

18

Greenville

74

 

Greenville

72

 

Greenville

83

 

Greenville

67

Greenwood

18

 

Greenwood

10

 

Greenwood

11

 

Greenwood

11

Hampton

2

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

7

Horry

58

 

Horry

63

 

Horry

67

 

Horry

77

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

11

 

Jasper

23

 

Jasper

14

Kershaw

17

 

Kershaw

19

 

Kershaw

17

 

Kershaw

19

Lancaster

13

 

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

14

 

Lancaster

12

Laurens

31

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

17

 

Laurens

21

Lee

9

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

8

Lexington

64

 

Lexington

44

 

Lexington

41

 

Lexington

46

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

9

 

Marion

8

 

Marion

9

 

Marion

11

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

9

 

Marlboro

9

Newberry

9

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

7

Oconee

16

 

Oconee

19

 

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

12

Orangeburg

40

 

Orangeburg

26

 

Orangeburg

30

 

Orangeburg

28

Pickens

18

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

16

Richland

44

 

Richland

50

 

Richland

64

 

Richland

43

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

7

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

70

 

Spartanburg

49

 

Spartanburg

52

 

Spartanburg

74

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

18

 

Sumter

17

 

Sumter

19

Union

4

 

Union

5

 

Union

7

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

11

 

Williamsburg

15

 

Williamsburg

16

 

Williamsburg

7

York

33

 

York

25

 

York

34

 

York

14

Total

962

 

Total

947

 

Total

977

 

Total

945

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 809 of the 962 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.