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SCDPS Reports Six Killed On South Carolina Roadways October 4, 2019 To October 6, 2019

Mon, 10/07/2019

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

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 motorcyclists (no helmets)

As of October 6, 738 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 798 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 738 people who have died in 2019, 467 had access to seatbelts, and 228 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through October 6, 118 pedestrians have died compared to 118 in 2018; 102 motorcyclists have died compared to 88 in 2018; and 21 bicyclists have died compared to 17 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. October 6, 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 October 6

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

3

 

Abbeville

6

 

Abbeville

3

Aiken

23

 

Aiken

18

 

Aiken

26

 

Aiken

28

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

3

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

29

 

Anderson

37

 

Anderson

32

 

Anderson

48

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

5

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

6

Beaufort

11

 

Beaufort

15

 

Beaufort

21

 

Beaufort

22

Berkeley

26

 

Berkeley

28

 

Berkeley

26

 

Berkeley

29

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

6

 

Calhoun

6

 

Calhoun

6

Charleston

57

 

Charleston

49

 

Charleston

54

 

Charleston

35

Cherokee

12

 

Cherokee

14

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

4

Chester

8

 

Chester

8

 

Chester

14

 

Chester

12

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

9

Clarendon

11

 

Clarendon

13

 

Clarendon

16

 

Clarendon

18

Colleton

8

 

Colleton

18

 

Colleton

14

 

Colleton

14

Darlington

22

 

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

13

 

Darlington

19

Dillon

4

 

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

10

Dorchester

13

 

Dorchester

19

 

Dorchester

10

 

Dorchester

22

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

8

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

19

 

Florence

30

 

Florence

25

 

Florence

21

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

10

 

Georgetown

13

 

Georgetown

5

Greenville

55

 

Greenville

47

 

Greenville

51

 

Greenville

63

Greenwood

6

 

Greenwood

16

 

Greenwood

9

 

Greenwood

8

Hampton

6

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

3

 

Hampton

1

Horry

61

 

Horry

51

 

Horry

49

 

Horry

57

Jasper

15

 

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

8

 

Jasper

21

Kershaw

12

 

Kershaw

14

 

Kershaw

14

 

Kershaw

13

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

9

 

Lancaster

14

 

Lancaster

13

Laurens

16

 

Laurens

28

 

Laurens

26

 

Laurens

12

Lee

2

 

Lee

6

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

Lexington

36

 

Lexington

49

 

Lexington

37

 

Lexington

35

Mccormick

2

 

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

3

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

9

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

7

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

5

 

Marlboro

6

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

5

 

Newberry

6

Oconee

11

 

Oconee

14

 

Oconee

12

 

Oconee

10

Orangeburg

30

 

Orangeburg

33

 

Orangeburg

20

 

Orangeburg

22

Pickens

9

 

Pickens

16

 

Pickens

17

 

Pickens

15

Richland

35

 

Richland

39

 

Richland

41

 

Richland

47

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

1

Spartanburg

48

 

Spartanburg

61

 

Spartanburg

38

 

Spartanburg

41

Sumter

19

 

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

12

Union

6

 

Union

2

 

Union

5

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

7

 

Williamsburg

11

 

Williamsburg

14

 

Williamsburg

11

York

43

 

York

29

 

York

21

 

York

30

Total

738

 

Total

798

 

Total

757

 

Total

771

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 623 of the 738 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.