Richland County leads SC in traffic deaths

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV/AP) -- Richland County leads South Carolina in the number of traffic deaths this year.

The State newspaper reported that 27 people have died in Richland County as of June 9.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports Greenville County is second with 22 deaths.

Horry County has had 18 traffic deaths.

Florence County has had 17 traffic deaths this year.

There have been 13 traffic related deaths in Orangeburg County so far this year, according to the report.