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SCDPS Reports Two Killed During Christmas Holiday and Two Killed on South Carolina Roadways December 27, 2019 to December 29, 2019

Mon, 12/30/2019

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of two persons killed on South Carolina roadways  during the Christmas Holiday Reporting Period, which started Tuesday, December 24, at 6:00 pm and concluded Wednesday, December 25, at 11:59 pm.

During the weekend period beginning Friday, December 27, at 6:00 pm until Sunday, December 29, at 11:59 pm, two persons were killed on South Carolina roadways.  

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

2

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

0

As of December 29, 976 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 1,033 highway deaths during the same time period in 2018.

Of the 976 people who have died in 2019, 636 had access to seatbelts, and 305 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through December 29, 157 pedestrians have died compared to 168 in 2018; 116 motorcyclists have died compared to 111 in 2018; and 26 bicyclists have died compared to 21 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 29, 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 29

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Abbeville

1

 

Abbeville

3

 

Abbeville

8

 

Abbeville

Aiken

30

 

Aiken

25

 

Aiken

39

 

Aiken

Allendale

2

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

4

 

Allendale

Anderson

37

 

Anderson

43

 

Anderson

42

 

Anderson

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

3

 

Bamberg

4

 

Bamberg

Barnwell

3

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

8

 

Barnwell

Beaufort

15

 

Beaufort

21

 

Beaufort

26

 

Beaufort

Berkeley

32

 

Berkeley

34

 

Berkeley

34

 

Berkeley

Calhoun

2

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

7

 

Calhoun

Charleston

74

 

Charleston

65

 

Charleston

72

 

Charleston

Cherokee

13

 

Cherokee

18

 

Cherokee

20

 

Cherokee

Chester

8

 

Chester

9

 

Chester

15

 

Chester

Chesterfield

16

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

12

 

Chesterfield

Clarendon

14

 

Clarendon

15

 

Clarendon

19

 

Clarendon

Colleton

15

 

Colleton

22

 

Colleton

19

 

Colleton

Darlington

25

 

Darlington

19

 

Darlington

15

 

Darlington

Dillon

8

 

Dillon

11

 

Dillon

9

 

Dillon

Dorchester

17

 

Dorchester

24

 

Dorchester

15

 

Dorchester

Edgefield

4

 

Edgefield

9

 

Edgefield

4

 

Edgefield

Fairfield

10

 

Fairfield

12

 

Fairfield

13

 

Fairfield

Florence

34

 

Florence

42

 

Florence

32

 

Florence

Georgetown

9

 

Georgetown

16

 

Georgetown

17

 

Georgetown

Greenville

73

 

Greenville

77

 

Greenville

74

 

Greenville

Greenwood

6

 

Greenwood

20

 

Greenwood

10

 

Greenwood

Hampton

7

 

Hampton

2

 

Hampton

4

 

Hampton

Horry

77

 

Horry

71

 

Horry

64

 

Horry

Jasper

19

 

Jasper

11

 

Jasper

11

 

Jasper

Kershaw

16

 

Kershaw

17

 

Kershaw

19

 

Kershaw

Lancaster

16

 

Lancaster

13

 

Lancaster

18

 

Lancaster

Laurens

23

 

Laurens

32

 

Laurens

29

 

Laurens

Lee

5

 

Lee

9

 

Lee

5

 

Lee

Lexington

49

 

Lexington

68

 

Lexington

46

 

Lexington

Mccormick

6

 

Mccormick

1

 

Mccormick

4

 

Mccormick

Marion

11

 

Marion

10

 

Marion

8

 

Marion

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

8

 

Marlboro

Newberry

10

 

Newberry

8

 

Newberry

7

 

Newberry

Oconee

17

 

Oconee

16

 

Oconee

19

 

Oconee

Orangeburg

42

 

Orangeburg

39

 

Orangeburg

29

 

Orangeburg

Pickens

18

 

Pickens

23

 

Pickens

19

 

Pickens

Richland

50

 

Richland

50

 

Richland

52

 

Richland

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

3

 

Saluda

7

 

Saluda

Spartanburg

63

 

Spartanburg

72

 

Spartanburg

51

 

Spartanburg

Sumter

23

 

Sumter

15

 

Sumter

18

 

Sumter

Union

7

 

Union

5

 

Union

6

 

Union

Williamsburg

10

 

Williamsburg

13

 

Williamsburg

15

 

Williamsburg

York

48

 

York

35

 

York

28

 

York

Total

976

 

Total

1,033

 

Total

985

 

Total

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 828 of the 976 traffic fatalities in 2019.
*2018 and 2019 Figures are Preliminary


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