SCDPS Weekend Fatality Report, June 15-17 | News
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five people being killed on South Carolina highways from Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 17, at midnight.
US routes, SC roads and secondary roads: 5
Seat belt used: 1
Seat belt not used: 3
Seat belt unknown: 0
Seat belt not applicable: 1 pedestrian
As of June 17, 372 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 369 highway deaths in this same time period in 2011.
Of the 251 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2012, 161 were not wearing seat belts.
Through midnight June 17, 45 pedestrians, 50 motorcyclists and 11 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 June 17, 2012.