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SCDPS reports 2013's traffic fatalities for South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF)  –The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has released a preliminary report of traffic fatalities in 2013. Of those, there were six deaths this past weekend; Friday,December 20, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 22, at midnight.

Interstates

0

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

6

County roads

0

Seat belt used

2

Seat belt not used

1

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable 

2 motorcyclists, 1 pedestrian

As of December 22, of this year 724 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 845 highway deaths during the same time period in 2012. Of the 476 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2013, 265 were not wearing seat belts.  The other 248 fatalities were composed of 89 pedestrians, 118 motorcyclists and 13 bicyclists.

Of the 724 South Carolina roadside fatalities of 2013, the following occurred with each county: 

Richland - 60

Horry - 49

Charleston - 39

Georgetown - 29

Darlington - 17

Marion - 8

Dillion - 6

Marlboro - 4

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