The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, March 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, March 19, at midnight.
|US routes, SC roads and secondary roads||3|
|Seat belt used||0|
|Seat belt not used||2|
|Seat belt unknown||0|
|Seat belt not applicable||2 – Pedestrians|
As of March 19, 2017, 193 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 207 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.
Of the 142 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 74 were not wearing safety belts.
Through midnight March 19, 29 pedestrians died compared to 27 in 2016; 14 motorcyclists died compared to 24 in 2016; and four bicyclists died compared to six in 2016 on state roads and highways.
Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight March 19, 2017.