May 16, 2021

GSP reports 12 killed on Georgia roadways during long holiday weekend

(Atlanta, GA) — Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 traffic deaths.

This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long. It began at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ended at 11:59 PM on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 556 traffic crashes that resulted in 214 injuries and nine fatalities.

In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 325 people were arrested for driving under the influence. Troopers, MCCD Officers and Capitol Police Officer issued 11,735 citations and 16,259 warnings.

Local agencies reporting the other three traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Clayton Co. PD, South Fulton PD, and Henry Co. PD.

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