SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Of the nine drivers killed on South Carolina roadways over the weekend, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety says four of those victims were motorcyclists.
The SCDPS announces nine people were killed on South Carolina highways from Friday, August 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, August 19, at midnight. Details as to how many drivers were using seat belts at the time of the crash are listed below.
Despite the nine casualties over the weekend, officials say highway deaths are actually lower than they were the same time last year. As of Aug. 19, 500 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 525 highway deaths by this time in 2011.
Of the 332 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2012, 200 were not wearing seat belts.
As of Sunday night, 60 pedestrians, 74 motorcyclists and 11 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways. More details into the individual crashes are available on the South Carolina Highway Patrol website.