Seven people were killed during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Public Safety announced in a preliminary tally this afternoon.
That total included two in Lexington County.
The holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday.
Over the same 78-hour Labor Day holiday weekend time frame in 2010, 10 people died in collisions on the state’s roads.
As of Monday, 542 people have died on S.C. highways, compared to 540 highway deaths for the same period in 2010. That includes 66 pedestrians, 72 motorcyclists and 11 bicyclists.