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18 people died in traffic crashes in Georgia over Thanksgiving weekend

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Thanksgiving weekend saw 15 fatal traffic crashes that resulted in 18 deaths throughout the state.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers investigated three fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes, resulting in 18 deaths across Georgia during the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.


Local law enforcement agencies reporting fatalities during the holiday period which began Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 27, include the Atlanta Police Department, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (4), Cherokee County Sherriff’s Office(2), Cobb County Police Department, Columbus Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, Dougherty County Police Department, Henry County Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Fulton County Police Department, and the Kennesaw Police Department.

In addition to fatal crashes, Troopers investigated about 590 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in nearly 300 injuries. 

Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division Officers made over 15,600 traffic stops, arrested more than 300 individuals for driving under the influence, and issued more than 12,100 warnings and over 8,600 citations.  

2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count
Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. – Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 p.m.
102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in GeorgiaDeaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers3 (3 crashes investigated)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies15 (12 crashes investigated)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period18 (15 crashes investigated)
SP TroopsAgencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal
Fatalities
Troop ACherokee County Sheriff’s Office (2); Floyd County PD3
Troop B 0
Troop CAtlanta PD; Cobb County; Dekalb County PD; Fulton County PD; Kennesaw PD5
Troop DBibb County Sherriff’s Office (4); Columbus PD; Henry County PD6
Troop EGSP Post 33-Milledgeville2
Troop F 0
Troop GGSP Post 12-Thomasville; Dougherty County PD2
Troop H 0
Troop I 0
TOTAL 18