December 12, 2018

15 killed statewide in Thanksgiving holiday weekend traffic accidents

(Atlanta, GA) — Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 15 traffic deaths.

This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 21, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 25.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 610 traffic crashes that resulted in 242 injuries and 10 fatalities.

In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 339 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 11,523 citations and 17,046 warnings were issued.

According to AAA, this year was expected to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 — with the vast majority of travelers – 48.5 million – traveling by automobile.

During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 665 crashes that resulted in 373 injuries and 11 fatalities. In addition to crash investigations, troopers arrested 278 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 11,184 citations and 15,507 warnings.

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