4 die on SC highways over weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday a preliminary number of four people being killed on South Carolina highways from Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, Aug. 8, at midnight.

As of Aug. 8, 447 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 554 highway deaths in this same time period in 2009. Of the 332 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2010, 186 were not wearing seat belts.

Through midnight Aug. 8, 51 motorcyclists, 41 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways.

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