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SCDPS Reports Ten Killed On South Carolina Roadways During New Year's Holiday Travel Period

Tue, 01/04/2022

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of ten people killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year's holiday travel period beginning Thursday, December 30, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, January 2, at 11:59 p.m. Seven of those fatalities occurred over the weekend period of Friday – Sunday. In comparison to last year, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced a preliminary number of 12 people killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year's holiday travel period from Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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 2, 2022. 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, 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.