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9 killed on SC roads during July 4th weekend

Authorities say more people were killed this year than last on South Carolina highways during the July 4th holiday weekend.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that nine people died on the state's roadways from last Friday at 6 p.m. until midnight on Monday. One of those deaths was on an interstate, and the rest were on U.S., state and secondary roads.

Six people were killed during the July 4th weekend last year. In 2005, the last time the holiday fell on a Monday, 17 people were killed in collisions on state roads and highways.

As of Monday, 399 people have died on South Carolina's highways.

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