South Carolina Department of Public Safety officials said there were five people killed on South Carolina roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which ran from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29.
All five deaths occurred on a US routes, SC roads or secondary roads, according to officials. Of the five people killed, four were not wearing seat belts. The fifth death was recorded as a pedestrian fatality.
As of Nov. 29, 860 people have died on the state’s highways, compared to 733 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014. Of the 573 motor vehicle occupants killed in 2015, 291 were not wearing seat belts.
Officials said 104 pedestrians have died compared to 95 in 2014, 122 motorcyclists have died compared to 83 in 2014 and 13 bicyclists have died compared to 13 in 2014.