SCDPS reports five killed on South Carolina roads during 4th of July holiday weekend

PRESS RELEASE – SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS DURING FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND  

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five people being killed on South Carolina roadways during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, from Thursday, July 2, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 5, at midnight. The five traffic deaths were during a 78-hour reporting period, compared to ten traffic deaths reported during a 78-hour period in 2014.

Interstates 0
US routes, SC roads and secondary roads 5
County roads 0
Seat belt used 2
Seat belt not used 2
Seat belt unknown 0
Seat belt not applicable 1 pedestrian

 

As of July 5, 442 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 391 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014.

Of the 306 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, 147 were not wearing seat belts.

Through midnight July 5, 49 pedestrians have died compared to 45 in 2014; 58 motorcyclists have died compared to 43 in 2014; and 8 bicyclists have died compared to 5 in 2014 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 midnight July 5, 2015.

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.asp.  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 JULY 5   
2015* 2014* 2013* 2012  
COUNTY NAME FATALITIES   COUNTY NAME FATALITIES COUNTY NAME FATALITIES COUNTY NAME FATALITIES  
ABBEVILLE 2   ABBEVILLE 4 ABBEVILLE 3 ABBEVILLE 3  
AIKEN 15   AIKEN 11 AIKEN 15 AIKEN 12  
ALLENDALE 2 ALLENDALE 0 ALLENDALE 4 ALLENDALE 1  
ANDERSON 15   ANDERSON 21 ANDERSON 14 ANDERSON 22  
BAMBERG 1 BAMBERG 1 BAMBERG 2 BAMBERG 2  
BARNWELL 4 BARNWELL 2 BARNWELL 1 BARNWELL 0  
BEAUFORT 6   BEAUFORT 11 BEAUFORT 7 BEAUFORT 12  
BERKELEY 16   BERKELEY 12 BERKELEY 14 BERKELEY 16  
CALHOUN 8   CALHOUN 2 CALHOUN 3 CALHOUN 5  
CHARLESTON 21   CHARLESTON 25 CHARLESTON 20 CHARLESTON 26  
CHEROKEE 11   CHEROKEE 10 CHEROKEE 2 CHEROKEE 2  
CHESTER 8   CHESTER 6 CHESTER 5 CHESTER 3  
CHESTERFIELD 8   CHESTERFIELD 2 CHESTERFIELD 7 CHESTERFIELD 4  
CLARENDON 5   CLARENDON 4 CLARENDON 3 CLARENDON 6  
COLLETON 8   COLLETON 6 COLLETON 6 COLLETON 8  
DARLINGTON 10   DARLINGTON 8 DARLINGTON 7 DARLINGTON 7  
DILLON 1   DILLON 5 DILLON 4 DILLON 8  
DORCHESTER 13   DORCHESTER 7 DORCHESTER 6 DORCHESTER 9  
EDGEFIELD 0 EDGEFIELD 2 EDGEFIELD 0 EDGEFIELD 4  
FAIRFIELD 2 FAIRFIELD 6 FAIRFIELD 0 FAIRFIELD 3  
FLORENCE 13   FLORENCE 6 FLORENCE 21 FLORENCE 17  
GEORGETOWN 7   GEORGETOWN 2 GEORGETOWN 5 GEORGETOWN 7  
GREENVILLE 38   GREENVILLE 34 GREENVILLE 32 GREENVILLE 28  
GREENWOOD 7   GREENWOOD 1 GREENWOOD 2 GREENWOOD 5  
HAMPTON 2 HAMPTON 2 HAMPTON 2 HAMPTON 4  
HORRY 37   HORRY 27 HORRY 30 HORRY 25  
JASPER 8   JASPER 5 JASPER 2 JASPER 3  
KERSHAW 4   KERSHAW 2 KERSHAW 11 KERSHAW 4  
LANCASTER 9   LANCASTER 8 LANCASTER 4 LANCASTER 5  
LAURENS 13   LAURENS 8 LAURENS 4 LAURENS 11  
LEE 4 LEE 4 LEE 1 LEE 2  
LEXINGTON 19   LEXINGTON 22 LEXINGTON 16 LEXINGTON 34  
MCCORMICK 2 MCCORMICK 4 MCCORMICK 1 MCCORMICK 3  
MARION 7 MARION 5 MARION 5 MARION 2  
MARLBORO 3   MARLBORO 8 MARLBORO 2 MARLBORO 1  
NEWBERRY 4   NEWBERRY 3 NEWBERRY 1 NEWBERRY 6  
OCONEE 9   OCONEE 6 OCONEE 1 OCONEE 8  
ORANGEBURG 16   ORANGEBURG 17 ORANGEBURG 14 ORANGEBURG 13  
PICKENS 6   PICKENS 7 PICKENS 8 PICKENS 10  
RICHLAND 18   RICHLAND 20 RICHLAND 36 RICHLAND 27  
SALUDA 0   SALUDA 3 SALUDA 4 SALUDA 3  
SPARTANBURG 37   SPARTANBURG 21 SPARTANBURG 16 SPARTANBURG 26  
SUMTER 7   SUMTER 12 SUMTER 9 SUMTER 9  
UNION 2 UNION 2 UNION 1 UNION 1  
WILLIAMSBURG 6   WILLIAMSBURG 3 WILLIAMSBURG 10 WILLIAMSBURG 6  
YORK 8   YORK 14 YORK 11 YORK 14  
TOTAL 442   TOTAL 391 TOTAL 372 TOTAL 427  
 
NOTE:  The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 366 of the 442 traffic fatalities in 2015.
*2013 , 2014 AND 2015 Figures are preliminary
 
   

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