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SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways July 19, 2019 To July 21, 2019

Tue, 07/23/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, July 19, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 21, 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

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

3 - 2 motorcyclists (no helmets) and 1 pedestrian

As of July 21, 518 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 554 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 518 people who have died in 2019, 342 had access to seatbelts, and 172 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through July 21, 89 pedestrians have died compared to 85 in 2018; 54 motorcyclists have died compared to 60 in 2018; and 16 bicyclists have died compared to 10 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 21, 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 21

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

18

 

Aiken

13

 

Aiken

21

 

Aiken

18

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

1

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

18

 

Anderson

25

 

Anderson

23

 

Anderson

29

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

2

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

3

Beaufort

8

 

Beaufort

8

 

Beaufort

16

 

Beaufort

16

Berkeley

15

 

Berkeley

21

 

Berkeley

21

 

Berkeley

21

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

5

 

Calhoun

3

 

Calhoun

4

Charleston

40

 

Charleston

39

 

Charleston

44

 

Charleston

22

Cherokee

10

 

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

11

 

Cherokee

3

Chester

4

 

Chester

7

 

Chester

13

 

Chester

8

Chesterfield

5

 

Chesterfield

5

 

Chesterfield

8

 

Chesterfield

5

Clarendon

9

 

Clarendon

6

 

Clarendon

12

 

Clarendon

10

Colleton

6

 

Colleton

10

 

Colleton

10

 

Colleton

7

Darlington

17

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

15

Dillon

3

 

Dillon

4

 

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

5

Dorchester

6

 

Dorchester

14

 

Dorchester

7

 

Dorchester

16

Edgefield

1

 

Edgefield

5

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

5

 

Fairfield

6

 

Fairfield

5

 

Fairfield

5

Florence

13

 

Florence

22

 

Florence

20

 

Florence

16

Georgetown

3

 

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

10

 

Georgetown

4

Greenville

43

 

Greenville

32

 

Greenville

33

 

Greenville

46

Greenwood

4

 

Greenwood

11

 

Greenwood

7

 

Greenwood

6

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

2

 

Hampton

1

Horry

50

 

Horry

36

 

Horry

37

 

Horry

43

Jasper

12

 

Jasper

6

 

Jasper

5

 

Jasper

16

Kershaw

8

 

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

11

 

Kershaw

10

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

3

 

Lancaster

7

 

Lancaster

10

Laurens

10

 

Laurens

19

 

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

7

Lee

0

 

Lee

1

 

Lee

3

 

Lee

4

Lexington

25

 

Lexington

44

 

Lexington

25

 

Lexington

24

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

2

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

5

 

Marion

4

 

Marion

6

 

Marion

4

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

2

 

Marlboro

5

Newberry

5

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

4

 

Newberry

2

Oconee

6

 

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

8

 

Oconee

7

Orangeburg

23

 

Orangeburg

23

 

Orangeburg

17

 

Orangeburg

17

Pickens

8

 

Pickens

11

 

Pickens

13

 

Pickens

10

Richland

25

 

Richland

26

 

Richland

31

 

Richland

36

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

30

 

Spartanburg

43

 

Spartanburg

29

 

Spartanburg

30

Sumter

16

 

Sumter

11

 

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

7

Union

5

 

Union

0

 

Union

3

 

Union

5

Williamsburg

5

 

Williamsburg

9

 

Williamsburg

9

 

Williamsburg

10

York

29

 

York

19

 

York

12

 

York

22

Total

518

 

Total

554

 

Total

567

 

Total

540

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 428 of the 518 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.