COLUMBIA, SC — A moped rider, a motorcyclist, a pedestrian and four people who were not wearing seat belts were killed over the weekend in South Carolina.
The S.C. Highway Patrol has reported a string of weekends with multiple highway fatalities, including the first weekend of November when 10 people were killed.
Still, 17 fewer people have died on the state’s roads in 2012 than during the same period in 2011.
Fifty-eight percent of the 514 people who died while traveling in cars this year were not wearing seatbelts, the highway patrol reported.
Through midnight Sunday, 106 pedestrains, 103 motorcyclists and 13 bicyclists also have died this year on the state’s roads.
In Richland County, 47 people have died. In Lexington County, 45 people have died. And in Kershaw County, 12 have been killed.
Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.