The Thanksgiving holiday nearly always sees a spike in auto accidents in Charleston and across South Carolina. Eight people were killed in car accidents over the Thanksgiving holiday while traveling on South Carolina roads, the S.C. Highway Patrol reported.
Last year, 11 people were killed in auto accidents on SC roads over the holiday.
Of the eight killed in car accidents over the weekend, two were not wearing seatbelts and two were wearing seatbelts, the Highway Patrol reported. Traffic accident investigators were unable to determine if a fifth accident victim was wearing a seatbelt. Two pedestrians and one bicyclist were also killed in collisions with automobiles.