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Police Investigate a Tragic, Fatal 2-Vehicle Accident on in Colleton County, South Carolina (SC)

June 01, 2020

Colleton County, S.C. (WCBD) – According to an online news report from, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating a tragic, fatal accident involving two motor vehicle at the Colleton County line.*

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers reported the accident occurred on Sampit Road and US 17A on Wednesday morning.  Investigators reported that one person tragically killed and was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other vehicle was discovered in the water.  The road was shut down and the investigation is pending. 

The Number of Traffic Accident Fatalities in South Carolina Has Dropped Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported that the fatal traffic accidents in South Carolina have decreased sharply as compared to last year.  The South Carolina Department of Public Safety believes one of the contributing factors for the decrease in serious, life-threatening accidents has been the mandatory ‘Work or Home’ order.  

The South Carolina Office of Highway Safety release some preliminary crash data finding that there have been about 255 people who have been fatally injured in an accident in the Palmetto State.  Last year, during this time of year, there were over 327 killed on South Carolina roadways. 

Master Trooper David Jones, a trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, stated that the state was seeing a slight decrease in traffic accident deaths prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Master Trooper Jones told the new agency that when you have less traffic out there, there will be fewer accidents.  According to aster Trooper Jones, law enforcement and emergency medical responders hope this trend will continue throughout the rest of 2020.  

All law enforcement agencies have been preparing for potentially busier and deadlier summer months.  The Department of Public Safety said there were a total of 927 fatal crashes in South Carolina in 2019.

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