MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Deaths on South Carolina highways for the beginning of 2021 are running ahead of where they were at the start of 2020.
According to information from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, as of Monday morning, nine highway deaths have been registered so far in the new year. That’s compared to six for the same period last year.
Of the nine people who have died so far, seven had access to seatbelts and three weren’t wearing them, officials with the SCDPS said.
So far, one pedestrian and one motorcycle death have been reported, according to the SCDPS.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported there were 1,010 highway fatalities for all of 2020.