Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period resulted in 8 traffic deaths.  The 78-hour holiday period began Fri., May 25, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 268 injuries.  Troopers also investigated 4 fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Fulton, Wayne, and Chatam counties.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Cherokee Co. S/O, Cobb Co. PD, Columbus PD, and Thomaston PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 300 people for driving under the influence.


Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Fri., May 25 – 11:59 p.m. Mon., May 28

78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 3
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 5
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 8


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total


Troop A Cherokee Co. S/O 1
Troop B
Troop C CIU; Cobb Co. PD (2) 3
Troop D Thomaston PD; Columbus PD 2
Troop E
Troop F
Troop G
Troop H
Troop I GSP Brunswick; GSP Rincon 2