(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||
GSP Jasper; GSP Paulding
|Troop C||College Park PD; Cobb Co. PD||2|
|Troop D||GSP Newnan; Henry Co. PD||2|
|Troop F||GSP Dublin||1|
|Troop G||GSP Albany||1|
|Troop H||GSP Douglas; GSP Tifton; GSP Valdosta||3|