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SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Mon, 01/28/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 25, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 27, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

3

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

As of January 27, 58 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 57 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 58 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2019, 43 had access to seatbelts, 20 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through January 27, 11 pedestrians have died compared to seven in 2018; one motorcyclist has died compared to two in 2018; and zero bicyclists have died compared to two 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 27, 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 27

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

4

 

Aiken

4

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

1

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

4

 

Anderson

5

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

0

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

0

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

3

 

Beaufort

0

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

3

 

Berkeley

0

 

Berkeley

4

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

1

 

Calhoun

0

Charleston

3

 

Charleston

4

 

Charleston

5

 

Charleston

4

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

2

 

Cherokee

0

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

3

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

1

Clarendon

4

 

Clarendon

1

 

Clarendon

3

 

Clarendon

1

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

4

 

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

1

Darlington

2

 

Darlington

1

 

Darlington

0

 

Darlington

0

Dillon

1

 

Dillon

1

 

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

0

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

1

 

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

1

 

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

0

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

1

Florence

1

 

Florence

4

 

Florence

3

 

Florence

1

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

1

 

Georgetown

2

 

Georgetown

0

Greenville

5

 

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

3

Greenwood

3

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

0

Horry

3

 

Horry

3

 

Horry

1

 

Horry

2

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

2

 

Jasper

2

Kershaw

1

 

Kershaw

1

 

Kershaw

3

 

Kershaw

2

Lancaster

5

 

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

1

Laurens

2

 

Laurens

0

 

Laurens

4

 

Laurens

0

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

2

 

Lee

0

Lexington

2

 

Lexington

1

 

Lexington

6

 

Lexington

7

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

1

 

Newberry

0

Oconee

1

 

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

0

 

Oconee

3

Orangeburg

2

 

Orangeburg

0

 

Orangeburg

2

 

Orangeburg

1

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

3

 

Pickens

0

Richland

1

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

1

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

3

 

Spartanburg

7

 

Spartanburg

1

 

Spartanburg

3

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

3

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

3

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

2

 

Williamsburg

0

York

6

 

York

2

 

York

0

 

York

1

Total

58

 

Total

57

 

Total

71

 

Total

59

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 54 of the 58 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.