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Georgia DPS: Labor Day Traffic Count – 15 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated nine fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated five fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period.

Local law enforcement agencies reporting fatalities during the holiday period which began Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6, include the Atlanta Police Department (2), Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton County Police Department, and Cobb County Police Department.

In addition to fatal crashes, GSP Troopers investigated more than 400 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in over 200 injuries.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers arrested more than 300 individuals for driving under the influence, made more than 12,600 stops, and issued approximately 7,300 citations and over 7,700 warnings.

These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.

2022 Labor Day Holiday Traffic Count
Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m. – Monday, September 6, at 11:59 p.m.
78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia


Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers

10 (9 crashes investigated)

Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies

(5 crashes investigated)

Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period

15 (14 crashes investigated)


GSP Troops

Agencies Reporting Fatalities


Troop A



Troop B

GSP Post 52 Hartwell; GSP Post 7 Toccoa


Troop C

GSP Post 47 Forest Park (2); GSP Post 9 Marietta; Atlanta PD (2); Clayton County PD; Cobb County PD


Troop D

GSP Post 24 Newnan; Bibb County SO


Troop E



Troop F

GSP Post 21 Sylvania


Troop G

GSP Post 40 Albany


Troop H

GSP Post 30 Cordele; GSP Post 31 Valdosta


Troop I






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