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Slow down, buckle up: Troopers see triple number of deadly crashes in Spartanburg Co. so far this year

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is warning drivers to watch their speed and make sure they are buckled up.

Cpl. Bill Rhyne with the SCHP said between Jan. 1 and Apr. 10 this year, there have been 18 fatal collisions in Spartanburg County. This is more than triple the number of deadly crashes that occurred in Spartanburg County during the same period of time in 2017.

Of the 18 deadly crashes, only two victims were wearing their seat belts, Rhyne said. Speed and the lack of a seat belt were the primary causes of the fatalities.

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