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SCDPS Reports 12 Killed on SC Roadways During the Thanksgiving Day Holiday Period (November 27 To December 1)

Mon, 12/02/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the 102-hour Thanksgiving Day travel period, which started on Wednesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. and concluded on Sunday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m.

One of these deaths occurred during the weekend period from Friday, November 29, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m.  In 2018, there were 12 deaths during the 102-hour Thanksgiving Day travel period, which occurred from November 21 at 6 p.m. through November 25 at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

5

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

5

Seat belt unknown

3

Seat belt not applicable

3 pedestrians

As of December 1, 2019, 901  people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 965 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 901 people who have died in 2019, 578 had access to seatbelts, and 276 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through December 1, 147 pedestrians have died compared to 156 in 2018; 115 motorcyclists have died compared to 109 in 2018; and 24 bicyclists have died compared to 20 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. December 1, 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 December 1

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

 

2016

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

3

 

Abbeville

7

 

Abbeville

4

Aiken

28

 

Aiken

24

 

Aiken

35

 

Aiken

33

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

2

Anderson

32

 

Anderson

41

 

Anderson

40

 

Anderson

57

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

3

 

Bamberg

4

 

Bamberg

7

Barnwell

2

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

6

 

Barnwell

6

Beaufort

15

 

Beaufort

20

 

Beaufort

25

 

Beaufort

29

Berkeley

30

 

Berkeley

32

 

Berkeley

31

 

Berkeley

36

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

8

Charleston

66

 

Charleston

63

 

Charleston

66

 

Charleston

46

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

5

Chester

8

 

Chester

8

 

Chester

15

 

Chester

18

Chesterfield

16

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

9

Clarendon

13

 

Clarendon

14

 

Clarendon

17

 

Clarendon

18

Colleton

12

 

Colleton

21

 

Colleton

18

 

Colleton

24

Darlington

25

 

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

13

 

Darlington

22

Dillon

7

 

Dillon

11

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

10

Dorchester

16

 

Dorchester

23

 

Dorchester

13

 

Dorchester

27

Edgefield

4

 

Edgefield

9

 

Edgefield

3

 

Edgefield

3

Fairfield

8

 

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

11

 

Fairfield

10

Florence

31

 

Florence

37

 

Florence

28

 

Florence

28

Georgetown

9

 

Georgetown

14

 

Georgetown

16

 

Georgetown

6

Greenville

67

 

Greenville

67

 

Greenville

67

 

Greenville

79

Greenwood

6

 

Greenwood

17

 

Greenwood

10

 

Greenwood

11

Hampton

6

 

Hampton

1

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

1

Horry

71

 

Horry

63

 

Horry

62

 

Horry

64

Jasper

18

 

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

10

 

Jasper

23

Kershaw

15

 

Kershaw

16

 

Kershaw

19

 

Kershaw

17

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

12

 

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

14

Laurens

20

 

Laurens

31

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

15

Lee

4

 

Lee

8

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

5

Lexington

47

 

Lexington

63

 

Lexington

41

 

Lexington

41

McCormick

5

 

McCormick

1

 

McCormick

4

 

McCormick

3

Marion

10

 

Marion

9

 

Marion

8

 

Marion

9

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

6

 

Marlboro

9

Newberry

10

 

Newberry

8

 

Newberry

6

 

Newberry

7

Oconee

16

 

Oconee

16

 

Oconee

18

 

Oconee

10

Orangeburg

36

 

Orangeburg

37

 

Orangeburg

24

 

Orangeburg

30

Pickens

14

 

Pickens

20

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

18

Richland

46

 

Richland

47

 

Richland

47

 

Richland

60

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

7

 

Saluda

1

Spartanburg

59

 

Spartanburg

69

 

Spartanburg

46

 

Spartanburg

51

Sumter

21

 

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

18

 

Sumter

17

Union

7

 

Union

4

 

Union

5

 

Union

7

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

12

 

Williamsburg

14

 

Williamsburg

14

York

46

 

York

34

 

York

25

 

York

34

Total

901

 

Total

965

 

Total

908

 

Total

948

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 763 of the 901 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.