SCDPS announces vehicle fatality numbers

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of fatalities on SC highways during the weekend of Sept. 10 – Sept. 12.

According to the SCDPS, seven people were killed between Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 12 at midnight in accidents along highways in South Carolina: one on an interstate and six on U.S. routes, SC roads and secondary roads.

Among the fatalities, one seat belt was reported as being used, one was not used, one was unknown, and four were not applicable. SCDPS reported two pedestrians, one motorcyclist, and one moped driver were killed.

As of Sept. 12, 542 people have died on SC highways compared to 634 fatalities during the same time period in 2009. Of the 405 motor vehicle occupants who were killed, 228 were not wearing seat belts. There have been 25 fatal collisions where the use of seat belts is unknown.

The SCDPS also reported 57 motorcyclists, 53 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways.

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