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 C||CIU; Cobb Co. PD (2)||3|
|Troop D||Thomaston PD; Columbus PD||2|
|Troop I||GSP Brunswick; GSP Rincon||2|