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SCDPS Reports 10 Killed On South Carolina Roadways During The July 4th Holiday Travel Period (July 3, 2019 To July 7, 2019)

Mon, 07/08/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 10 persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the 102-hour July 4th travel period, which started on Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. and concluded on Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 p.m. Four of these deaths occurred during the weekend period from Friday, July 5, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 p.m.

In 2018, there were three deaths during the 30-hour July 4th travel period, which occurred from July 3 at 6 p.m. through July 4 at 11:59 p.m. In 2017, during the last 102-hour travel period, there were 14 deaths.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

9

County roads

1

Seat belt used

3

Seat belt not used

5

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 – 1 pedestrian and 1 motorcyclist (no helmet)

As of July 7, 472 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 520 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 472 people who have died in 2019, 312 had access to seatbelts, and 153 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through July 7, 82 pedestrians have died compared to 77 in 2018; 47 motorcyclists have died compared to 57 in 2018; and 15 bicyclists have died compared to nine 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. July 7, 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 July 7

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

2

 

Abbeville

5

 

Abbeville

3

Aiken

16

 

Aiken

12

 

Aiken

17

 

Aiken

17

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

1

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

1

Anderson

18

 

Anderson

24

 

Anderson

23

 

Anderson

28

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

2

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

3

Beaufort

8

 

Beaufort

6

 

Beaufort

15

 

Beaufort

15

Berkeley

14

 

Berkeley

18

 

Berkeley

18

 

Berkeley

20

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

5

 

Calhoun

3

 

Calhoun

4

Charleston

37

 

Charleston

38

 

Charleston

43

 

Charleston

22

Cherokee

10

 

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

9

 

Cherokee

3

Chester

4

 

Chester

6

 

Chester

13

 

Chester

8

Chesterfield

4

 

Chesterfield

5

 

Chesterfield

6

 

Chesterfield

5

Clarendon

8

 

Clarendon

5

 

Clarendon

12

 

Clarendon

10

Colleton

6

 

Colleton

10

 

Colleton

9

 

Colleton

7

Darlington

16

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

15

Dillon

3

 

Dillon

4

 

Dillon

7

 

Dillon

4

Dorchester

6

 

Dorchester

13

 

Dorchester

7

 

Dorchester

14

Edgefield

1

 

Edgefield

5

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

4

 

Fairfield

4

 

Fairfield

5

 

Fairfield

5

Florence

12

 

Florence

21

 

Florence

18

 

Florence

14

Georgetown

3

 

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

10

 

Georgetown

4

Greenville

37

 

Greenville

31

 

Greenville

32

 

Greenville

41

Greenwood

4

 

Greenwood

9

 

Greenwood

7

 

Greenwood

6

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

2

 

Hampton

1

Horry

42

 

Horry

36

 

Horry

34

 

Horry

42

Jasper

12

 

Jasper

6

 

Jasper

5

 

Jasper

16

Kershaw

7

 

Kershaw

8

 

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

8

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

3

 

Lancaster

7

 

Lancaster

10

Laurens

8

 

Laurens

19

 

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

7

Lee

0

 

Lee

1

 

Lee

3

 

Lee

4

Lexington

23

 

Lexington

43

 

Lexington

24

 

Lexington

24

McCormick

1

 

McCormick

1

 

McCormick

2

 

McCormick

3

Marion

5

 

Marion

3

 

Marion

5

 

Marion

4

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

2

 

Marlboro

3

Newberry

4

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

4

 

Newberry

2

Oconee

5

 

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

8

 

Oconee

7

Orangeburg

22

 

Orangeburg

21

 

Orangeburg

17

 

Orangeburg

16

Pickens

8

 

Pickens

10

 

Pickens

13

 

Pickens

10

Richland

21

 

Richland

25

 

Richland

28

 

Richland

32

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

26

 

Spartanburg

39

 

Spartanburg

25

 

Spartanburg

27

Sumter

16

 

Sumter

11

 

Sumter

12

 

Sumter

7

Union

5

 

Union

0

 

Union

2

 

Union

4

Williamsburg

5

 

Williamsburg

8

 

Williamsburg

9

 

Williamsburg

10

York

24

 

York

15

 

York

12

 

York

22

Total

472

 

Total

520

 

Total

532

 

Total

511

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 399 of the 472 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.