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SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways January 18, 2019 To January 20, 2019

Tue, 01/22/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 18, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 20, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 pedestrian

As of January 20, 43 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 46 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 43 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2019, 32 had access to seatbelts, and 15 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through January 20, eight pedestrians have died compared to seven in 2018; one motorcyclist has died compared to two in 2018; and zero bicyclists have died compared to zero in 2018 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. January 20, 2019.

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 January 20

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

1

 

Aiken

4

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

1

Anderson

1

 

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

4

 

Anderson

4

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

0

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

3

 

Beaufort

0

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

0

 

Berkeley

2

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

1

 

Calhoun

0

Charleston

2

 

Charleston

4

 

Charleston

5

 

Charleston

3

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

0

 

Cherokee

0

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

2

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

0

Clarendon

3

 

Clarendon

1

 

Clarendon

3

 

Clarendon

1

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

3

 

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

1

Darlington

2

 

Darlington

1

 

Darlington

0

 

Darlington

0

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

1

 

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

0

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

1

 

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

0

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

1

Florence

1

 

Florence

2

 

Florence

0

 

Florence

1

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

2

 

Georgetown

0

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

3

 

Greenville

2

Greenwood

1

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

0

Horry

3

 

Horry

2

 

Horry

0

 

Horry

1

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

2

 

Jasper

1

Kershaw

0

 

Kershaw

1

 

Kershaw

2

 

Kershaw

2

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

1

Laurens

2

 

Laurens

0

 

Laurens

1

 

Laurens

0

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

1

 

Lee

0

Lexington

2

 

Lexington

1

 

Lexington

3

 

Lexington

5

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

Marion

1

 

Marion

0

 

Marion

1

 

Marion

1

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

Oconee

1

 

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

0

 

Oconee

2

Orangeburg

1

 

Orangeburg

0

 

Orangeburg

2

 

Orangeburg

1

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

3

 

Pickens

0

Richland

0

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

1

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

2

 

Spartanburg

5

 

Spartanburg

1

 

Spartanburg

2

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

3

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

2

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

0

York

6

 

York

2

 

York

0

 

York

1

Total

43

 

Total

46

 

Total

49

 

Total

45

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 39 of the 43 traffic fatalities in 2019.
*2018 and 2019  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.