Laurens County’s highway fatality rate has continued to hold. In fact, through this past Sunday night’s we remained at 9 fatalities for the year, still half the 18 that had occurred as of the same date in 2012.
Statewide we did have more fatalities but the overall still remains below last year. As of midnight Sunday night 614 people had died on the state’s highways, compared to 690 as of October 27th of 2012.
12 of the 614 fatalities involved people on bicycles, 66 were pedestrians, 106 were on a motorcycle and 407 were in motor vehicles. 226 of the 407 were not wearing a seat belt.