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      South Carolina rural road fatality rate highest in nation

      File image of a fatal wreck that occured on National Cemetary Road in Florence County

      A report has found that rural roads in South Carolina were more deadly than similar roads in any other state, and were almost six times more deadly than all other roads in the state.

      According to a report released by TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., non-Interstate rural roads in South Carolina had a traffic fatality rate of 3.99 deaths for every 100 million vehicle miles of travel.

      The rate for all other roads in the state was 0.68, according to the report.

      Florida had the second highest rural road fatality rate at 3.35. Their fatality rate on all other roads in the state was 0.95. West Virginia was next and had a 2.8 rural road fatality rate and a 0.99 rate for other roads, according to the report.

      The rates are based on 2012 data.

      You can view the full TRIP Rural Roads report here.