COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety released a preliminary report for fatal crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday. They report five people died on South Carolina roads during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which ran from Wednesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, December 1 at midnight. Two of the deaths occurred Friday at 6 p.m. through midnight Sunday. One occurred on an interstate, two on county roads, and the other two on US Routes and secondary roads. At least four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. One victim was a pedestrian.
As of December 1, 690 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 787 highway deaths during the same time period in 2012. Of the 453 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2013, 256 were not wearing seat belts.
Through midnight December 1, 82 pedestrians, 115 motorcyclists and 13 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways.
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