13 die in Georgia traffic crashes over New Year’s

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s holiday travel period resulted in 13 traffic deaths involving 10 fatal crashes. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 1.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 181 injuries and 11 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 372 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 7,976 citations and 9,237 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting two fatal crashes resulting in two traffic deaths during the holiday period were the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Police Department.

In the three-day period encompassing Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas, 14 people lost their lives on Georgia’s roads and there were 207 total traffic crashes.

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 14 traffic deaths. 

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