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SCDPS Reports 11 Killed On South Carolina Roadways October 18, 2019 To October 20, 2019

Mon, 10/21/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 11 persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 18, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 20, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

10

County roads

0

Seat belt used

4

Seat belt not used

6

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

1 motorcyclist (no helmet)

As of October 20, 780 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 845 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 780 people who have died in 2019, 493 had access to seatbelts, and 241 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through October 20, 122 pedestrians have died compared to 126 in 2018; 109 motorcyclists have died compared to 97 in 2018; and 22 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 20, 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 20

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

25

 

Aiken

20

 

Aiken

26

 

Aiken

29

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

3

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

30

 

Anderson

39

 

Anderson

33

 

Anderson

51

Bamberg

1

 

Bamberg

2

 

Bamberg

4

 

Bamberg

5

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

6

Beaufort

12

 

Beaufort

15

 

Beaufort

22

 

Beaufort

22

Berkeley

27

 

Berkeley

28

 

Berkeley

27

 

Berkeley

29

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

6

 

Calhoun

8

Charleston

61

 

Charleston

51

 

Charleston

58

 

Charleston

36

Cherokee

12

 

Cherokee

16

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

4

Chester

8

 

Chester

8

 

Chester

15

 

Chester

12

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

9

 

Chesterfield

9

Clarendon

11

 

Clarendon

13

 

Clarendon

16

 

Clarendon

18

Colleton

8

 

Colleton

19

 

Colleton

16

 

Colleton

17

Darlington

22

 

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

13

 

Darlington

19

Dillon

6

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

10

Dorchester

14

 

Dorchester

20

 

Dorchester

10

 

Dorchester

24

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

8

 

Edgefield

2

 

Edgefield

1

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

9

 

Fairfield

7

Florence

23

 

Florence

34

 

Florence

25

 

Florence

22

Georgetown

6

 

Georgetown

11

 

Georgetown

14

 

Georgetown

5

Greenville

58

 

Greenville

52

 

Greenville

57

 

Greenville

66

Greenwood

6

 

Greenwood

16

 

Greenwood

9

 

Greenwood

9

Hampton

6

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

Horry

63

 

Horry

55

 

Horry

54

 

Horry

60

Jasper

15

 

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

8

 

Jasper

21

Kershaw

12

 

Kershaw

15

 

Kershaw

15

 

Kershaw

14

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

9

 

Lancaster

15

 

Lancaster

13

Laurens

17

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

26

 

Laurens

12

Lee

2

 

Lee

7

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

Lexington

39

 

Lexington

56

 

Lexington

39

 

Lexington

37

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

3

Marion

9

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

7

 

Marion

7

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

5

 

Marlboro

8

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

5

 

Newberry

6

Oconee

14

 

Oconee

14

 

Oconee

14

 

Oconee

10

Orangeburg

33

 

Orangeburg

36

 

Orangeburg

20

 

Orangeburg

22

Pickens

11

 

Pickens

17

 

Pickens

18

 

Pickens

17

Richland

36

 

Richland

42

 

Richland

42

 

Richland

54

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

2

 

Saluda

5

 

Saluda

1

Spartanburg

52

 

Spartanburg

62

 

Spartanburg

40

 

Spartanburg

43

Sumter

20

 

Sumter

14

 

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

13

Union

6

 

Union

2

 

Union

5

 

Union

6

Williamsburg

7

 

Williamsburg

11

 

Williamsburg

14

 

Williamsburg

12

York

43

 

York

30

 

York

22

 

York

30

Total

780

 

Total

845

 

Total

796

 

Total

809

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 658 of the 780 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.