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South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Monday June 18th, 2012 :: 10:35 a.m. EDT
Advisory

SCDPS Weekend Fatality Report, June 15-17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2012
Contact: Beverly Harris, Office of Highway Safety
803-896-9958

SCDPS REPORTS FIVE KILLED
ON SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAYS, JUNE 15-JUNE 17, 2012

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five people being killed on South Carolina highways from Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 17, at midnight.

Interstates: 0
US routes, SC roads and secondary roads: 5
Seat belt used: 1
Seat belt not used: 3
Seat belt unknown: 0
Seat belt not applicable: 1 pedestrian

As of June 17, 372 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 369 highway deaths in this same time period in 2011.

Of the 251 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2012, 161 were not wearing seat belts.

Through midnight June 17, 45 pedestrians, 50 motorcyclists and 11 bicyclists have died 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 June 17, 2012.

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, you may access them at https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.asp. This site is for media use only. Please do not publicize this site because the information is preliminary and is meant to be used as a guide. For confirmation on fatality information, please contact the county coroner’s office.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, Office of Highway Safety, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, the Office of 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.

www.scdps.org

Address/Location
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd
Blythewood, SC 29016

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-896-8164

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