Five People Killed in July Fourth Holiday Travel Period Crashes

July 5, 2018

ATLANTA- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in five traffic deaths.  The 30-hour holiday period began Tues., Jul. 3, at 6 p.m. and ended Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 131 traffic crashes that resulted in 59 injuries.  Troopers also investigated two fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Brooks and Brantley counties.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Chamblee PD, Cobb Co. PD, and Fulton Co. PD.

In addition to crash investigations, state troopers arrested 118 people for driving under the influence.


July Fourth Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Tues., Jul. 3 - 11:59 p.m. Wed., Jul. 4

30-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia  
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 2
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 3
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 5


GSP Troop Agency Reporting Fatalities



Troop A


Troop B   0
Troop C Chamblee PD, Cobb Co. PD, Fulton Co. PD 3
Troop D   0
Troop E   0
Troop F   0
Troop G   0
Troop H GSP Valdosta 1
Troop I GSP Waycross 1


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