18 road fatalities recorded during Independence Day travel period
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18 road fatalities recorded during Independence Day travel period

Georgia road accidents during the Independence Day travel period resulted in 18 fatalities. The 102-hour holiday period began Wednesday, July 3, at 6:00 p.m. and ended Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 p.m.

18 road fatalities recorded during Independence Day travel period

Statewide, Georgia State Patrol Troopers investigated 12 fatal crashes. Local agencies reporting holiday traffic fatalities 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 fatalities, police investigated more than 500 motor vehicle accidents in which more than 500 people were injured. Police and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) officers stopped more than 33,000 people and issued more than 19,400 tickets, more than 23,000 warnings and made 500 arrests for DUI.

The accident statistics presented are preliminary findings and may change at any time after the end of the holiday travel period.

Total number of deaths reported in Georgia

Fatalities investigated by GSP officers

12 (12 accidents investigated)

Fatalities being investigated by local agencies

6 (6 accidents investigated)

Statewide death toll for the holiday season

18 (18 accidents investigated)

Fatality reporting agencies

Post 41-LaFayette (2), Floyd County SO

Site 32-Athens, Site 51-Hartwell

Post 47-Forest Park (2), DeKalb County PD

Precinct 24-Newnan, Precinct 44-Forsyth, Columbus PD, Henry County PD

Post 8-Madison, Post 33-Milledgeville, Columbia County SO