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Driver Killed in Tragic Charleston County Crash

June 11, 2020

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC- writes that a driver died in a tragic crash in Charleston County, South Carolina, this week. The incident took place on Interstate 26 and involved three vehicles. The county coroner identified the victim as a 31-year-old man.* 

The crash is still being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. While South Carolina has recently found itself on lists of the deadliest states for drivers and states with the worst rates of drunk motorists, the early numbers from 2020 indicate a drop in traffic deaths for the Palmetto State. 

The report states that at this point in time, in 2019, 232 traffic fatalities were reported in South Carolina. So far this year, the state has lost 177 lives, indicating a decline of 55 deaths. 

Reporters questioned officials as to whether the trend is the direct result of the stay at home orders. According to officials, the numbers were down even prior to the coronavirus shutdown. Some are hopeful that the state will continue to see fewer traffic-related fatalities in the future. 

While South Carolina's roads are appearing safer in comparison to past years, it is worth pointing out that in previous reports, the state's roads were among the most dangerous in the nation. One study found that South Carolina was third in overall traffic deaths. Another placed the state in fifth place for drunk driving rates.

Although South Carolina's per capita traffic fatality rates have been high, the state has faced criticism for failing to crack down on distracted driving. With few tickets being issued, and minimum fines of just $25, many feel that the state needs to do more to protect people using its roads. 

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