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DPS reports 18 traffic deaths over Independence Day travel period


ATLANTA – The Georgia DPS reports that during the Independence Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths.

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Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Independence Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths.  The 102-hour holiday period began Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m., and ended Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 p.m.
 
Statewide, Georgia State Patrol Troopers investigated 12 fatal crashes. Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period include the Albany Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and Henry County Police Department.
 
In addition to fatal crashes, Troopers investigated over 500 traffic crashes that resulted in more than 500 injuries. Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers made over 33,000 traffic stops and issued more than 19,400 citations, over 23,000 warnings, and made 500 DUI arrests.
 
These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.
 

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia   Deaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers   12 (12 crashes investigated)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies     6 (6 crashes investigated)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period   18 (18 crashes investigated)
GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total
Fatalities
Troop A Post 41-LaFayette (2), Floyd County SO 3
Troop B Post 32-Athens, Post 51-Hartwell 2
Troop C Post 47-Forest Park (2), DeKalb County PD 3
Troop D Post 24-Newnan, Post 44-Forsyth, Columbus PD, Henry County PD 4
Troop E Post 8-Madison, Post 33-Milledgeville, Columbia County SO 3
Troop F    
Troop G Albany PD 1
Troop H Post 31-Valdosta  1
Troop I Post 22-Waycross 1
TOTAL   18



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