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SCDPS Reports Six Killed On South Carolina Roadways March 15, 2019 To March 17, 2019

Mon, 03/18/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 15, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 17, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

3 - 2 mopeds - driver and passenger (no helmets) and 1 motorcyclist (no helmet)

As of March 17, 173 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 177 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 173 people who have died in 2019, 122 had access to seatbelts, and 58 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through March 17, 30 pedestrians have died compared to 28 in 2018; 10 motorcyclists have died compared to 15 in 2018; and five 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. March 17, 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 March 17

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

3

Aiken

6

 

Aiken

4

 

Aiken

9

 

Aiken

8

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

1

 

Allendale

1

Anderson

9

 

Anderson

7

 

Anderson

10

 

Anderson

13

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

1

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

3

 

Barnwell

1

Beaufort

2

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

6

 

Beaufort

6

Berkeley

6

 

Berkeley

8

 

Berkeley

7

 

Berkeley

8

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

1

Charleston

11

 

Charleston

15

 

Charleston

13

 

Charleston

9

Cherokee

2

 

Cherokee

6

 

Cherokee

6

 

Cherokee

1

Chester

1

 

Chester

1

 

Chester

5

 

Chester

7

Chesterfield

3

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

2

Clarendon

5

 

Clarendon

2

 

Clarendon

6

 

Clarendon

4

Colleton

1

 

Colleton

6

 

Colleton

6

 

Colleton

4

Darlington

5

 

Darlington

6

 

Darlington

4

 

Darlington

4

Dillon

2

 

Dillon

1

 

Dillon

3

 

Dillon

1

Dorchester

3

 

Dorchester

6

 

Dorchester

3

 

Dorchester

2

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

0

Fairfield

2

 

Fairfield

2

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

2

Florence

4

 

Florence

9

 

Florence

8

 

Florence

5

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

2

 

Georgetown

4

 

Georgetown

1

Greenville

14

 

Greenville

10

 

Greenville

11

 

Greenville

15

Greenwood

3

 

Greenwood

1

 

Greenwood

2

 

Greenwood

1

Hampton

3

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

0

Horry

8

 

Horry

11

 

Horry

6

 

Horry

13

Jasper

4

 

Jasper

1

 

Jasper

2

 

Jasper

6

Kershaw

2

 

Kershaw

2

 

Kershaw

6

 

Kershaw

2

Lancaster

6

 

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

4

Laurens

3

 

Laurens

7

 

Laurens

12

 

Laurens

3

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

3

 

Lee

2

Lexington

9

 

Lexington

13

 

Lexington

10

 

Lexington

10

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

1

Marion

2

 

Marion

1

 

Marion

3

 

Marion

1

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

1

 

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

3

Newberry

1

 

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

3

 

Newberry

0

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

3

 

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

5

Orangeburg

7

 

Orangeburg

5

 

Orangeburg

5

 

Orangeburg

8

Pickens

1

 

Pickens

2

 

Pickens

5

 

Pickens

3

Richland

10

 

Richland

9

 

Richland

11

 

Richland

9

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

11

 

Spartanburg

15

 

Spartanburg

5

 

Spartanburg

14

Sumter

8

 

Sumter

3

 

Sumter

4

 

Sumter

4

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

1

 

Union

3

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

5

 

Williamsburg

5

 

Williamsburg

0

York

11

 

York

6

 

York

5

 

York

13

Total

173

 

Total

177

 

Total

209

 

Total

204

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 152 of the 173 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.