SCDPS: 6 killed on South Carolina roadways last week

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Four people were killed on South Carolina roadways during Christmas, and two more were killed over the following weekend, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

From 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24 until Wednesday, December 25 at midnight, four people were killed on the road, according to a news release from SCDPS. During the weekend of December 27 to December 29, two more were killed in crashes.

Two of these crashes happened locally.

Surfside Beach Police Chief Rodney Keziah says at 3:55 a.m. an officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Kings Highway. Other agencies then became involved in trying to catch up to the vehicle. Later a witness informed police that the car crashed near a wooded area South of Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach. The male driver was identified as 45 year-old Robin Miller.

An automobile accident claimed the life of a Greenville man whose vehicle collided with another vehicle around 2:15 p.m., on December 28. Hugh White, 80, of Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.

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As of Sunday, 734 people have died on South Carolina highways in 2013, 126 fewer deaths than over the same period in 2012. Fifty of those deaths occurred in Horry County in 2013, 29 in Florence County, 18 in Darlington County, 16 in Georgetown County, eight in Marion County, six in Dillon County, and four in Marlboro County.

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