According to state figures, Aiken County ranked 10th among South Carolina's 46 counties in fatal highway accidents in 2004 with 39 deaths in 33 accidents.
The number of traffic fatalities this year in South Carolina reached 1,000 on Nov. 30, when a Blackville woman swerved to avoid a deer on Highway 70 in Barnwell County, according to state public safety officials.
AIKEN - A hilly portion of Interstate 20 that stretches from Aiken to the Georgia line has seen a growth in deadly accidents this year, South Carolina highway statistics show.
COLUMBIA --- Gov. Mark Sanford says two of South Carolina's top law enforcement officials will leave their jobs amid criticism of their handling of a state trooper who used a racial epithet during a traffic stop four years ago.