Five people died in traffic crashes statewide last weekend, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

None of the deaths were in the tri-county area, according to the agency that releases weekly updates on fatalities from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday.

The department's website showed deaths during that time period in McCormick, York, Laurens and Fairfield counties.

The tally included two pedestrians and a motorcyclist. In the other two deaths, one person was not wearing a seat belt, and investigators don't yet know whether the other person was buckled up, according to the department.

As of June 29, 358 people have died this year in South Carolina traffic wrecks, compared with 356 during the same period in 2013.

That number includes 44 pedestrians, 35 motorcyclists and four bicyclists.

Of the 255 vehicle occupants who have died in 2014, 123 were not wearing seat belts.

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