The Lexington County Coroner’s Office, under the direction of Coroner Margaret Fisher, has completed its 2019 Annual Report.

This report, the fifth of its kind to be released by the office, is a compilation of demographic and statistical data based on the death investigations conducted by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office in 2019.

As stated in previous years, the primary goals of this report are to educate citizens about the purpose and responsibilities of the Coroner’s Office, and to raise awareness regarding preventable deaths in Lexington County.

Considering the statistics and potential of prevention, the primary concerns are suicides and accidental deaths, particularly those caused by overdose. It is the hope of the Lexington County Coroner’s Office that providing information regarding the deaths handled by this office will prompt citizens to realize the prevalence and impact of certain deaths, be aware of the risks, take warning signs seriously, and seek help for those who need it.

For many years, research of fatalities and the events that caused them has resulted in vast improvements to consumer products, occupational safety, and laws and policies. Countless lives have been saved through gathering information and distributing it to the public, and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office is dedicated to contributing to this effort.

To view the 2019 Annual Report, visit https://lex-co.sc.gov/departments/coroner a link will be on the left side of the page.