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26 People Died on Georgia Roads During Christmas Holiday Travel Period

Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 126-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 21, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 26.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 700 traffic crashes that resulted in 333 injuries and 14 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 285 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 9,978 citations and 15,888 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta PD; Gwinnett Co. PD; Columbia Co. S/O; DeKalb Co. PD (2); Clayton Co. PD; Savannah PD (2); Lawrenceville PD (2); Dade Co. S/O; and Floyd Co. PD.


Christmas Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21 – 11:59 p.m. Tues., Dec. 26

126-Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 14
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 12
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 26
GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total


Troop A GSP Cartersville; GSP Paulding; GSP LaFayette; Dade Co. S/O; Floyd Co. PD 5
Troop B GSP Blue Ridge (2) 2
Troop C Atlanta PD; Gwinnett Co. PD; DeKalb PD (2); Clayton Co. PD; Lawrenceville PD (2) 7
Troop D GSP Villa Rica 1
Troop E GSP Madison; GSP Dublin; GSP Monroe (2); Columbia Co. S/O 5
Troop F GSP Statesboro 1
Troop G GSP Colquitt 1
Troop H 0
Troop I GSP Rincon (2); Savannah PD (2) 4
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