COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year's holiday travel period beginning Thursday, December 31, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, January 3, at 11:59 p.m. (78-hour travel period). Seven of the fatalities occurred over the weekend period. In comparison, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year's holiday travel period from December 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until January 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (30-hour travel period).
For additional details about these fatalities, please view the most recent Weekend Report: https://fatality-count-scdps.hub.arcgis.com/pages/weekend-report
Additional data, including year-to-date totals, can be obtained on the South Carolina Daily Traffic Fatality Count page: https://fatality-count-scdps.hub.arcgis.com/
Please note that 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 3, 2021. For confirmation on fatality information, please contact the appropriate county coroner’s office.
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.