S.C. Department of Public Safety announces weekend road deaths

From Staff Reports

South Carolina Department of Public Safety officials said there were nine people killed on South Carolina roadways from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30.

Seven of the deaths occurred on US routes, SC roads and secondary roads, according to officials. Of those, one individual was wearing a seat belt, while four were not wearing seat belts. Two of the deaths recorded included a pedestrian and a bicyclist.

As of Aug. 30, 612 people have died on the state’s highways, compared to 514 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014. Of the 412 motor vehicle occupants killed in 2015, 209 were not wearing seat belts.

Officials said 67 pedestrians have died compared to 56 in 2014, 93 motorcyclists have died compared to 63 in 2014 and 12 bicyclists have died compared to eight in 2014.