Four killed in SC weekend traffic deaths

nophillips@thestate.comOctober 28, 2013 

— Four people were killed over the weekend on S.C. roads, bringing the 2013 highway fatality total to 614.

That is below the 690 people who were killed during the same period in 2012, according to a news release from the S.C. Highway Patrol.

While the number of highway deaths has dropped statewide, Richland County continues to outpace its 2012 deaths.

So far this year, 52 people have died on the roads in Richland County, compared to 40 during the same period in 2012, according to S.C. Highway Patrol statistics.

In Lexington County, 29 people have been killed, compared to 42 last year.

In Kershaw County, the number of highway deaths this year has doubled to 14 from 7 during the same period in 2012.

Of the four killed in South Carolina over the weekend, three were not wearing seat belts. One person died even after buckling up, the highway patrol reported.

Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.

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