Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 27, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 1.
Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 556 traffic crashes that resulted in 214 injuries and nine fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 325 people were arrested for driving under the influence. Troopers, MCCD Officers and Capitol Police Officer issued 11,735 citations and 16,259 warnings.
Local agencies reporting the other three traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Clayton Co. PD, South Fulton PD, and Henry Co. PD.
2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count
6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 27 – 11:59 p.m. Sun., Dec. 1
102-Hour Holiday Period
|Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia||Deaths|
|Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers||9|
|Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies||3|
|Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period||12|
|GSP Troops||Agencies Reporting Fatalities||Total Fatalities|
|Troop B||GSP Toccoa, GSP Athens (2)||3|
|Troop C||Clayton Co. PD, South Fulton PD||2|
|Troop D||GSP Villa Rica, Henry Co. PD||2|
|Troop E||GSP Madison, GSP Monroe||2|
|Troop F||GSP Reidsville, GSP Swainsboro||2|
|Troop I||GSP Brunswick||1|
This is a press release from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.