(ATLANTA) - Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 20 traffic deaths.  The holiday period began Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday at midnight.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 608 traffic crashes that resulted in 286 injuries.  Troopers also investigated 13 fatal crashes that resulted in 17 traffic deaths.  The fatal crashes occurred in Putnam, Laurens, Dougherty, Carroll, Bryan, Lamar, Coweta, Decatur, Gilmer, Grady, Warren, Ware, and Oglethorpe counties.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Floyd Co. PD, Savannah Chatham Metro PD, and Cobb Co. PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 273 people for driving under the influence.

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 - Midnight Sunday

102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers17
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies3
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period20
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

Floyd Co. PD

Troop BGSP Blue Ridge1
Troop CCobb Co. PD1
Troop DGSP Villa Rica (2); GSP Forsyth; GSP Newnan4
Troop EGSP Madison; GSP Grovetown (2); GSP Washington4
Troop FGSP Dublin1
Troop GGSP Albany (2); GSP Colquitt (2)4
Troop H 0
Troop I Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan PD; GSP Rincon (2); GSP Waycross4

Contact Information:

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597