ATLANTA- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period resulted in 18 traffic deaths.  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 414 traffic crashes that resulted in 204 injuries.  Troopers also investigated 5 fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Fulton, Rabun, Dougherty, and Baldwin counties.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Clayton Co. PD, Gwinnett Co. PD, Henry Co. PD, Fulton Co. PD, Bibb Co. S/O, Columbus PD, Atlanta PD, Cobb Co. PD, Monroe Co. S/O, and East Point PD.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 262 people for driving under the influence.

Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, May 26 - 11:59 p.m. Monday

78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia 
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers5
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies13
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period18
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A0
Troop BGSP Toccoa1
Troop CGSP Marietta, GSP Forest Park, Clayton Co. PD, Gwinnett Co. PD, Fulton Co. PD (3), Atlanta PD, Cobb Co. PD (2), East Point PD11
Troop DHenry Co. PD, Bibb Co. S/O, Columbus PD, Monroe Co. S/O4
Troop EGSP Milledgeville1
Troop F  
Troop GGSP Albany1
Troop H  
Troop I  

Contact Information:

DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597