Update: GSP report 16 traffic fatalities in July Fourth Holiday Travel Period


GSP report there were three delayed fatalities which makes the total 16 deaths.  There were some additional updates to other totals which are highlighted below. This is just one short of the 17 reported last July 4th holiday, which was almost double the travel period.

Initial story (with update totals)

(ATLANTA) – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 15 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 16 deaths across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period.  This year, the holiday travel period was just 54 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. This compares to the 17 traffic fatalities last year in a travel period that, at 102 hours, was almost double the travel period for 2020.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 241 traffic crashes that resulted in 152 injuries. Eleven of the crashes that resulted in 11 fatalities were investigated by GSP troopers and local agencies investigated four fatal crashes that resulted in five fatalities. Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta Police Department, Cobb Co. Police Department, DeKalb Co. Police Department, and Newton Co. Sheriff’s Office. The one investigated by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was reported through GSP Post 46 which is located in Monroe, but there were no fatalities reported in Walton County.

GSP troopers also arrested 322 people for driving under the influence.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers issued 7,978 citations and 8,909 warnings.

There were no citations issued for the governors executive order.

trFourth of July Holiday Traffic Count per Georgia Department of Public Safety

6 p.m. Friday, July 3 – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5

54-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in GeorgiaDeaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers11 (11 crashes investigated)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies5 (4 crashes investigated)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period13
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal Fatalities
Troop AGSP Paulding, GSP Dalton3
Troop B 0
Troop CAtlanta PD (2); Cobb Co. PD; DeKalb Co. PD4
Troop DGSP Forsyth, Newton Co. SO2
Troop EGSP Grovetown1
Troop FGSP Statesboro, GSP Swainsboro2
Troop GGSP Colquitt1
Troop HGSP Valdosta1
Troop IGSP Waycross, GSP Brunswick2

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