Nineteen People Killed in Labor Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes

press release from Georgia department of public safety

(Atlanta, GA) – Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 fatal crashes and 19 fatalities reported to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).  The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 4, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 7.

Statewide, GSP Troopers investigated 331 traffic crashes that resulted in 176 injuries and 13 fatalities in 11 fatal crashes. In addition to crash investigations, troopers and motor carrier officers wrote 8,854 citations, 10,112 warnings, and arrested 309 motorists for driving under the influence.  Citations were also given for 1,077 seat belt, 169 child restraint, 4,601 speeding and 541 distracted driving violations.

Atlanta PD, Athens-Clarke County PD, Cobb County PD, College Park PD, Floyd County PD, and Suwanee PD reported six of the traffics death during the holiday period.
Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count
6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 4 – 11:59 p.m. Mon., Sept. 7
78-Hour Holiday Period 

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers13 (11 fatal crashes)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies6 (6 fatal crashes)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period19 (17 fatal crashes)
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal
Troop AGSP Jasper, Floyd Co. PD2
Troop BAthens-Clarke Co. PD1
Troop CAtlanta PD, Cobb Co. PD, College Park PD, Suwanee PD4
Troop DGSP Villa Rica, GSP Manchester, GSP Thomaston3
Troop EGSP Madison (2), GSP Monroe (4), GSP Washington7
Troop FGSP Reidsville2
Troop G 0
Troop H 0
Troop I 0

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