Horry County accounts for largest share of road fatalities

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Horry County has had more fatal traffic-related incidents this year than any other county in the state. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that, as of Sept. 20, 57 of the 667 people who have died on South Carolina highways _ about 8.5 percent _ perished as the result Horry County accidents. The county makes up about 6 percent of the state’s population. The total number of traffic-related fatalities is up 101 over the same period last year, and Horry County’s fatal crashes are up 20 over that period. The numbers include fatalities involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and mo-peds. Of the 447 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2015, about half _ 224 _ weren’t wearing seat belts.

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