Two people were killed on South Carolina roadways over the weekend, but traffic fatalities remain down in 2014.
One person was killed while driving on an interstate and another was killed on a county roadway. The deaths bring the preliminary total for 2014 to 285 from Jan. 1 to June 1.
That’s down 5 percent from 2013, which was the safest year on state roadways in decades.
While deaths in Lexington County are up over last year (18 vs. 12), other Midlands counties have seen dramatically lower fatalities.
Richland County has experienced 13 deaths so far, versus 27 for the same period a year ago. And Kershaw County has had only two — after having 10 deaths a year ago.