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SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways August 2, 2019 To August 4, 2019

Mon, 08/05/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 2, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

2

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

0

Seat belt used

0

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

2 motorcyclists (no helmets)

As of August 4, 564 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 596 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 564 people who have died in 2019, 370 had access to seatbelts, and 186 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through August 4, 91 pedestrians have died compared to 94 in 2018; 67 motorcyclists have died compared to 67 in 2018; and 19 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. August 4, 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 August 4

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

19

 

Aiken

14

 

Aiken

22

 

Aiken

20

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

20

 

Anderson

26

 

Anderson

26

 

Anderson

32

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

5

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

3

Beaufort

8

 

Beaufort

10

 

Beaufort

17

 

Beaufort

16

Berkeley

18

 

Berkeley

22

 

Berkeley

21

 

Berkeley

21

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

6

 

Calhoun

3

 

Calhoun

5

Charleston

42

 

Charleston

41

 

Charleston

49

 

Charleston

25

Cherokee

10

 

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

12

 

Cherokee

3

Chester

4

 

Chester

7

 

Chester

13

 

Chester

9

Chesterfield

6

 

Chesterfield

6

 

Chesterfield

8

 

Chesterfield

5

Clarendon

9

 

Clarendon

9

 

Clarendon

12

 

Clarendon

11

Colleton

6

 

Colleton

11

 

Colleton

10

 

Colleton

7

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

13

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

16

Dillon

3

 

Dillon

4

 

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

5

Dorchester

7

 

Dorchester

14

 

Dorchester

8

 

Dorchester

19

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

6

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

7

 

Fairfield

6

 

Fairfield

5

 

Fairfield

5

Florence

14

 

Florence

22

 

Florence

20

 

Florence

18

Georgetown

4

 

Georgetown

7

 

Georgetown

11

 

Georgetown

4

Greenville

41

 

Greenville

34

 

Greenville

35

 

Greenville

50

Greenwood

4

 

Greenwood

12

 

Greenwood

7

 

Greenwood

6

Hampton

5

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

3

 

Hampton

1

Horry

55

 

Horry

40

 

Horry

40

 

Horry

45

Jasper

12

 

Jasper

7

 

Jasper

5

 

Jasper

16

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

11

 

Kershaw

11

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

4

 

Lancaster

8

 

Lancaster

10

Laurens

10

 

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

9

Lee

0

 

Lee

1

 

Lee

3

 

Lee

4

Lexington

27

 

Lexington

45

 

Lexington

26

 

Lexington

24

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

2

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

5

 

Marion

4

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

5

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

4

 

Marlboro

3

 

Marlboro

5

Newberry

5

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

4

 

Newberry

3

Oconee

8

 

Oconee

11

 

Oconee

9

 

Oconee

7

Orangeburg

24

 

Orangeburg

25

 

Orangeburg

18

 

Orangeburg

19

Pickens

8

 

Pickens

11

 

Pickens

14

 

Pickens

12

Richland

31

 

Richland

29

 

Richland

32

 

Richland

38

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

33

 

Spartanburg

47

 

Spartanburg

30

 

Spartanburg

35

Sumter

17

 

Sumter

11

 

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

8

Union

5

 

Union

0

 

Union

4

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

6

 

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

9

 

Williamsburg

10

York

35

 

York

20

 

York

12

 

York

25

Total

564

 

Total

596

 

Total

596

 

Total

587

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 469 of the 564 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.