Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Families and friends of loved ones killed on South Carolina roads last year came together at a memorial service in Columbia to remember those they lost.
The memorial service has been held annually by the SC Department of Public Safety since 1988 to bring together families and friends of the deceased and to educate the public in an effort to prevent future loss of life on the state's roads.
"This is an event where we bring the families together and let the families know that we will always remember our loved ones," said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. "We let the family know that we will pray for them today and we support them and stand by them and let them know that we are in this battle together and we will make sure that we do everything in our power to not only reduce the fatality rate but eliminate the fatality rate in our state."
Smith said the SC Department of Public Safety reported 760 traffic fatalities last year, which is the second lowest number of traffic fatalities in 50 years.
"We still have a lot of work to do," Smith said. "We are not satisfied with just reducing fatalities, we want to eliminate the fatalities."
Bobbi Jackson lost her grandson in a traffic accident in 2011 after he was not properly restrained in a car seat.
"It was very hard to deal with, very hard to swallow and deal with it and one way that I found comfort and peace was to learn as much as I can about child seat restraints and to share that information with others," Jackson said.
Jackson's grandson never made it to his first birthday.
"They are going through a lot of hurt right now, not understanding with what has happened with losing their loved one," Jackson said. "They are probably questioning why it had to happen to my family member, why did it have to be my child, my father."
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>