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SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways January 24 To January 26, 2020

Mon, 01/27/2020

Media:

Please note that the weekend fatality report will be posted on the SCDPS web site now as an addition to the South Carolina Daily Traffic Fatality Count page: https://fatality-count-scdps.hub.arcgis.com/. It is called “Weekend Report.” We will begin sending the new link to the “Weekend Report:  https://fatality-count-scdps.hub.arcgis.com/pages/weekend-report next Monday, February 3, 2020, which will let you know when the information is updated and available for use. This week, we are also including the normal weekend fatality report format. See below.

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COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways  during the weekend period beginning Friday, January 24, at 6:00 pm until Sunday, January 26, at 11:59 pm.  

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

5

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

0

Seat belt unknown

2

Seat belt not applicable

1 pedestrian

As of January 27, 41 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 64 highway deaths during the same time period in 2019.

Of the 41 people who have died in 2020, 30 had access to seatbelts, and 16 were not wearing seat belts. 

Through January 26, nine pedestrians have died compared to eleven in 2019; one motorcyclists have died compared to three in 2019; and zero bicyclists have died compared to one 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 26, 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 26

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

2

 

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

3

 

Aiken

1

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

 

Allendale

0

Anderson

0

 

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

3

 

Anderson

4

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

0

 

Bamberg

2

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

0

 

Barnwell

1

 

Barnwell

0

Beaufort

4

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

1

 

Beaufort

3

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

3

 

Berkeley

2

 

Berkeley

0

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

0

 

Calhoun

1

Charleston

2

 

Charleston

6

 

Charleston

4

 

Charleston

5

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

1

 

Cherokee

2

Chester

1

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

 

Chester

0

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

1

 

Chesterfield

2

 

Chesterfield

2

Clarendon

0

 

Clarendon

4

 

Clarendon

1

 

Clarendon

3

Colleton

1

 

Colleton

0

 

Colleton

4

 

Colleton

0

Darlington

1

 

Darlington

3

 

Darlington

0

 

Darlington

0

Dillon

0

 

Dillon

1

 

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

2

 

Florence

1

 

Florence

4

 

Florence

2

Georgetown

1

 

Georgetown

0

 

Georgetown

1

 

Georgetown

2

Greenville

2

 

Greenville

5

 

Greenville

4

 

Greenville

4

Greenwood

1

 

Greenwood

3

 

Greenwood

0

 

Greenwood

0

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

0

 

Hampton

1

Horry

5

 

Horry

3

 

Horry

5

 

Horry

1

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

0

 

Jasper

2

Kershaw

0

 

Kershaw

2

 

Kershaw

1

 

Kershaw

3

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

 

Lancaster

1

 

Lancaster

2

Laurens

1

 

Laurens

2

 

Laurens

0

 

Laurens

4

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

0

 

Lee

2

Lexington

1

 

Lexington

3

 

Lexington

1

 

Lexington

6

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

1

Oconee

0

 

Oconee

1

 

Oconee

2

 

Oconee

0

Orangeburg

2

 

Orangeburg

1

 

Orangeburg

0

 

Orangeburg

2

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

0

 

Pickens

3

Richland

1

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

3

 

Richland

3

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

0

 

Saluda

1

Spartanburg

3

 

Spartanburg

3

 

Spartanburg

7

 

Spartanburg

1

Sumter

0

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

1

 

Sumter

1

Union

1

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

 

Union

0

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

1

 

Williamsburg

0

 

Williamsburg

2

York

3

 

York

6

 

York

2

 

York

0

Total

41

 

Total

64

 

Total

56

 

Total

67

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 37 of the 41 traffic fatalities in 2020.
*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.