South Carolina

SCDPS: Eight killed on SC roads over weekend

COLUMBIA, SC Eight people were killed on South Carolina roads over the weekend, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS).

Of the eight people killed, three were not wearing a seat belt; one was a motorcyclist; one a moped rider; and one a pedestrian. It is unknown if the other two people killed were wearing a seat belt or not, according to SCDPS.

Of the 231 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2014, 112 were not wearing seat belts.

This year, 321 people have died on S.C. highways compared to 331 this time last year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

Thirty-six of those killed this year were pedestrians, 32 were motorcyclists and three were bicyclists.