8 die on SC highways over the weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to preliminary statistics released by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, eight people were fatally injured on the state's highways from Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 28 at midnight.

However, none of those fatalities occurred on interstates. Only one of the victims was riding on a motorcycle.

As of April 28, 196 people have died in South Carolina for traffic-related fatalities, compared to the 258 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.

Twenty-eight of those 196 were pedestrians, while 24 were motorcyclists and three bicyclists.

Year to date, the following fatalities have been reported in Grand Strand and Pee Dee counties:

4 – Darlington

1 – Dillon

7 – Florence

1 – Georgetown

5 – Horry

4 – Marion

1 – Marlboro

All fatalities reported by the South Carolina Highway Patrol are preliminary and based on figures tallied by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight on April 28.

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