Zero Highway Deaths over Weekend
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports show no traffic fatalities occurred on state roads and highways from Friday, April 19, at 6pm until Sunday, April 21, at midnight. As of April 21, 185 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 245 highway deaths during the same time period in 2012. The Department of Public Safety reports that Oconee County has yet to experience a highway fatality in 2013 compared to six in 2012 at this same time. Pickens County reports six highway deaths at this time each of the past two years. Anderson County lists eight deaths in 2013 compared to 13 in 2012. Of the 133 motor vehicle occupants who have died statewide in 2013, 85 were not wearing seat belts. Through midnight April 21, 24 pedestrians, 23 motorcyclists and 3 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 April 21, 2013.