Eleven People Killed in Christmas Holiday Travel Period Crashes

December 28, 2016

(ATLANTA) - Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 11 traffic deaths.  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, December 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at midnight.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 372 traffic crashes that resulted in 175 injuries.  Troopers also investigated 8 fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Cheerokee, Lowndes, Paulding, Laurens, Berrien, Coweta, Atkinson, and Baker counties.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Cobb Co. PD, Henry Co. PD, and College Park PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 183 people for driving under the influence.


Christmas Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, December 23 - Midnight Monday

78-Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia  
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 8
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 3
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 11


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

GSP Jasper; GSP Paulding

Troop B   0
Troop C College Park PD; Cobb Co. PD 2
Troop D GSP Newnan; Henry Co. PD 2
Troop E   0
Troop F GSP Dublin 1
Troop G GSP Albany 1
Troop H GSP Douglas; GSP Tifton; GSP Valdosta 3
Troop I   0


Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597