Eighteen People Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes

May 30, 2017

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 Troopers 5
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 13
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 18


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A


Troop B GSP Toccoa 1
Troop C GSP Marietta, GSP Forest Park, Clayton Co. PD, Gwinnett Co. PD, Fulton Co. PD (3), Atlanta PD, Cobb Co. PD (2), East Point PD 11
Troop D Henry Co. PD, Bibb Co. S/O, Columbus PD, Monroe Co. S/O 4
Troop E GSP Milledgeville 1
Troop F    
Troop G GSP Albany 1
Troop H    
Troop I    
Contact Information: 
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