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SCDPS Reports Five Killed on South Carolina Roadways During the Christmas Holiday Travel Period

Thu, 12/27/2018

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the Christmas Holiday Reporting Period, which started Friday, December 21, at 6 p.m. until Wednesday, December 25, at 11:59 p.m.  Two deaths occurred during the weekend, from Friday, December 21, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 23, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

3

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

2

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

4

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0  

As of December 25, 979 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 976 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.

Of the 680 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 345 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through December 25, 146 pedestrians have died compared to 156 in 2017; 99 motorcyclists have died compared to 115 in 2017; and 19 bicyclists have died compared to 17 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 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 December 26

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

39

 

Aiken

35

 

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

7

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

5

Beaufort

19

 

Beaufort

26

 

Beaufort

30

 

Beaufort

18

Berkeley

33

 

Berkeley

33

 

Berkeley

36

 

Berkeley

35

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

8

 

Calhoun

10

Charleston

64

 

Charleston

71

 

Charleston

53

 

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

15

 

Clarendon

18

 

Clarendon

20

 

Clarendon

17

Colleton

20

 

Colleton

19

 

Colleton

24

 

Colleton

21

Darlington

20

 

Darlington

15

 

Darlington

24

 

Darlington

25

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

11

 

Dillon

7

Dorchester

21

 

Dorchester

15

 

Dorchester

30

 

Dorchester

33

Edgefield

9

 

Edgefield

4

 

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

2

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

13

 

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

39

 

Florence

31

 

Florence

30

 

Florence

38

Georgetown

15

 

Georgetown

17

 

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

18

Greenville

75

 

Greenville

74

 

Greenville

85

 

Greenville

72

Greenwood

18

 

Greenwood

10

 

Greenwood

12

 

Greenwood

11

Hampton

2

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

7

Horry

59

 

Horry

64

 

Horry

70

 

Horry

80

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

11

 

Jasper

25

 

Jasper

14

Kershaw

17

 

Kershaw

19

 

Kershaw

18

 

Kershaw

19

Lancaster

13

 

Lancaster

17

 

Lancaster

14

 

Lancaster

14

Laurens

32

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

22

Lee

9

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

8

Lexington

67

 

Lexington

46

 

Lexington

42

 

Lexington

46

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

10  

Marion

8

 

Marion

9

 

Marion

11

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

9

 

Marlboro

9

Newberry

9

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

7

Oconee

16

 

Oconee

19

 

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

12

Orangeburg

40

 

Orangeburg

28

 

Orangeburg

30

 

Orangeburg

31

Pickens

20  

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

16

Richland

45

 

Richland

51

 

Richland

68

 

Richland

44

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

7

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

71

 

Spartanburg

51

 

Spartanburg

54

 

Spartanburg

75

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

18

 

Sumter

20

 

Sumter

20

Union

5

 

Union

5

 

Union

7

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

11

 

Williamsburg

15

 

Williamsburg

17

 

Williamsburg

8

York

33

 

York

28

 

York

36

 

York

18

Total

979

 

Total

976

 

Total

1011

 

Total

975

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 820 of the 979 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.