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SCDPS Reports Six Killed on South Carolina Roadways August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019

Mon, 08/19/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 16, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 18, 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

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

4 - 2 pedestrians and 2 motorcyclists (no helmets)

As of August 18, 603 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 649 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 603 people who have died in 2019, 394 had access to seatbelts, and 194 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through August 18, 99 pedestrians have died compared to 102 in 2018; 73 motorcyclists have died compared to 72 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 18, 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 18

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

3

 

Abbeville

5

 

Abbeville

3

Aiken

20

 

Aiken

14

 

Aiken

22

 

Aiken

25

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

3

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

23

 

Anderson

30

 

Anderson

27

 

Anderson

34

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

5

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

3

Beaufort

9

 

Beaufort

12

 

Beaufort

19

 

Beaufort

17

Berkeley

20

 

Berkeley

22

 

Berkeley

21

 

Berkeley

25

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

6

 

Calhoun

4

 

Calhoun

5

Charleston

50

 

Charleston

46

 

Charleston

49

 

Charleston

26

Cherokee

10

 

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

14

 

Cherokee

4

Chester

7

 

Chester

8

 

Chester

13

 

Chester

9

Chesterfield

7

 

Chesterfield

8

 

Chesterfield

8

 

Chesterfield

7

Clarendon

10

 

Clarendon

11

 

Clarendon

14

 

Clarendon

11

Colleton

7

 

Colleton

12

 

Colleton

12

 

Colleton

8

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

14

 

Darlington

11

 

Darlington

18

Dillon

4

 

Dillon

6

 

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

8

Dorchester

9

 

Dorchester

16

 

Dorchester

8

 

Dorchester

19

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

6

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

7

 

Fairfield

6

 

Fairfield

5

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

16

 

Florence

22

 

Florence

20

 

Florence

18

Georgetown

4

 

Georgetown

7

 

Georgetown

11

 

Georgetown

4

Greenville

45

 

Greenville

36

 

Greenville

36

 

Greenville

52

Greenwood

4

 

Greenwood

12

 

Greenwood

8

 

Greenwood

6

Hampton

5

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

3

 

Hampton

1

Horry

55

 

Horry

46

 

Horry

42

 

Horry

47

Jasper

12

 

Jasper

8

 

Jasper

5

 

Jasper

17

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

9

 

Kershaw

14

 

Kershaw

11

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

5

 

Lancaster

10

 

Lancaster

10

Laurens

10

 

Laurens

21

 

Laurens

22

 

Laurens

10

Lee

0

 

Lee

2

 

Lee

3

 

Lee

4

Lexington

27

 

Lexington

46

 

Lexington

29

 

Lexington

28

McCormick

1

 

McCormick

1

 

McCormick

2

 

McCormick

3

Marion

6

 

Marion

6

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

5

Marlboro

4

 

Marlboro

5

 

Marlboro

5

 

Marlboro

5

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

4

 

Newberry

3

Oconee

10

 

Oconee

11

 

Oconee

9

 

Oconee

8

Orangeburg

25

 

Orangeburg

27

 

Orangeburg

18

 

Orangeburg

19

Pickens

8

 

Pickens

14

 

Pickens

15

 

Pickens

14

Richland

32

 

Richland

33

 

Richland

35

 

Richland

42

Saluda

1

 

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

0

Spartanburg

34

 

Spartanburg

49

 

Spartanburg

32

 

Spartanburg

35

Sumter

17

 

Sumter

11

 

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

11

Union

5

 

Union

0

 

Union

4

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

6

 

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

10

York

36

 

York

21

 

York

13

 

York

26

Total

603

 

Total

649

 

Total

630

 

Total

632

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 501 of the 603 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.