HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The state Department of Transportation is studying safety improvements for a deadly stretch of Interstate 95 in Jasper County.
The Island Packet reports that the busy interstate through the county on South Carolina’s southern border has more fatalities involving drivers hitting trees than any other South Carolina county that I-95 passes through.
The Packet and The Beaufort Gazette have found that 16 people have been killed in the county after vehicles hit trees along the interstate during the past five years.
Jasper County administrator Andrew Fulghum says the safety improvements will likely include cutting trees and installing cables in the median.
The interstate is the main north-south route between Maine and Miami.