(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 Troopers8
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies3
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period11
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

GSP Jasper; GSP Paulding

Troop B 0
Troop CCollege Park PD; Cobb Co. PD2
Troop DGSP Newnan; Henry Co. PD2
Troop E 0
Troop FGSP Dublin1
Troop GGSP Albany1
Troop HGSP Douglas; GSP Tifton; GSP Valdosta3
Troop I 0

Contact Information:

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597