Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths.  This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 513 traffic crashes resulting in 307 injuries, and 17 fatalities.  In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 422 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 12,554 citations and 16,846 warnings were issued.

In 2018, the Fourth of July travel period was 30 hours long.

Fourth of July Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, July 3 – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7

102-Hour Holiday Period

Deaths
Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers17
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies9
TOTAL FATALITIES STATEWIDE26

GSP TroopAgency Reporting FatalitiesTotal Fatalities
Troop APost 3(1), Post 5(1), Post 29(2)4 (4 deaths)
Troop BPost 52(1)1 (7 deaths)
Troop CAtlanta PD(1), Cobb Co. PD(1), Gwinnett Co. PD(1), Clayton Co. PD(1)4 (4 deaths)
Troop DPost 26(1), Post 44(1), Bibb Co. SO(1)3 (3 deaths)
Troop EPost 33(2), Columbia Co. SO (1), Richmond Co. SO(1), Newton Co. SO(1)5 (5 deaths)
Troop FPost 19(1)1 (1 death)
Troop G
Troop H
Troop IPost 23(1), Savannah PD (1)2 (2 deaths)

This is a press release from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

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