December 5, 2020

11 killed in Christmas Holiday crashes

(Atlanta, GA) — Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 11 traffic deaths.

The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, December 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, December 26 at midnight.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 372 traffic crashes that resulted in 175 injuries. Troopers also investigated eight fatal crashes.

The fatal crashes occurred in Cherokee, Lowndes, Paulding, Laurens, Berrien, Coweta, Atkinson, and Baker counties.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were Cobb Co. PD, Henry Co. PD, and College Park PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 183 people for driving under the influence.

Law enforcement statewide is preparing for another busy weekend for New Year’s this weekend.

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