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SCDPS Reports Three Killed On South Carolina Roadways January 17, 2020 To January 19, 2020

Tue, 01/21/2020

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of three persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, January 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 19, at 11:59 p.m.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

3

County roads

0

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

1

Seat belt not applicable

0

As of January 19, 27 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 47 highway deaths during the same time period in 2019.

Of the 27 people who have died in 2020, 19 had access to seatbelts, and 12 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through January 19, 7 pedestrians have died compared to 8 in 2019; 1 motorcyclist has died compared to 2 in 2019; and 0 bicyclists have died compared to 1 in 2019 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. January 19, 2020.

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 January 19

2020*

 

2019*

 

2018*

 

2017

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

 

County Name

Fatalities

Abbeville

2

 

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

 

Abbeville

0

Aiken

1

 

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

1

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

Anderson

0

 

Anderson

1

 

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

3

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

0

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

3

Berkeley

1

 

Berkeley

3

 

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

0

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

1

Charleston

2

 

Charleston

3

 

Charleston

4

 

Charleston

5

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

0

 

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

0

Chester

1

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

2

Clarendon

0

 

Clarendon

3

 

Clarendon

1

 

Clarendon

3

Colleton

1

 

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

3

 

Colleton

0

Darlington

0

 

Darlington

3

 

Darlington

0

 

Darlington

0

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

1

 

Dillon

0

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

 

Dorchester

0

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

0

 

Edgefield

1

 

Edgefield

0

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

 

Fairfield

0

Florence

1

 

Florence

1

 

Florence

2

 

Florence

0

Georgetown

1

 

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

2

Greenville

2

 

Greenville

2

 

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

3

Greenwood

1

 

Greenwood

1

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

1

Horry

3

 

Horry

3

 

Horry

2

 

Horry

0

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

2

Kershaw

0

 

Kershaw

0

 

Kershaw

1

 

Kershaw

2

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

Laurens

1

 

Laurens

2

 

Laurens

0

 

Laurens

1

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

1

Lexington

0

 

Lexington

3

 

Lexington

1

 

Lexington

3

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

 

Mccormick

0

Marion

0

 

Marion

1

 

Marion

0

 

Marion

1

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

 

Marlboro

0

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

 

Newberry

0

Oconee

0

 

Oconee

1

 

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

0

Orangeburg

1

 

Orangeburg

1

 

Orangeburg

0

 

Orangeburg

1

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

2

Richland

1

 

Richland

1

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

2

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

1

Spartanburg

1

 

Spartanburg

3

 

Spartanburg

5

 

Spartanburg

0

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

1

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

1

York

3

 

York

6

 

York

2

 

York

0

Total

27

 

Total

47

 

Total

45

 

Total

44

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 25 of the 27 traffic fatalities in 2020.
*2018, 2019 and 2020  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.