Three killed on SC Highways over weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces three people being killed on state roadways from Friday, July 19, at 6pm until Sunday, July 21, at midnight. As of July 21, 380 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 476 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012. Oconee County lists one highway fatality in 2013 compared to eight in 2012.  Pickens County reports 10 lives being lost on state roadways in each of the past two years at this time.  Anderson County has experienced 14 highway fatalities in 2013 compared to 25 in 2012.  Of the 263 motor vehicle occupants who have died statewide in 2013, 155 were not wearing seat belts.  Through midnight July 21, 40 pedestrians, 60 motorcyclists and 7 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways. These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight July 21, 2013.