COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of twelve people killed on South Carolina roadways during the New Year's holiday period beginning Friday, December 29, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, January 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eight of those fatalities occurred over the weekend period of Friday, December 29, through Sunday, December 31. In comparison, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced a preliminary number of 15 people killed on South Carolina roadways during last year's New Year's holiday period.
Additional data, including year-to-date totals by state and county, 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 1, 2024. For confirmation on fatality information, please contact the appropriate county coroner’s office.
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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.