Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 14 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 54-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tue., Dec. 24, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 26.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 207 traffic crashes that resulted in 102 injuries and eight fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, troopers and officers of the Department of Public Safety arrested 124 people for driving under the influence, while 5,333 citations and 8,222 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting six traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta PD (2); Cobb Co. PD; DeKalb Co. PD; Union Co. PD; and Valdosta PD.


2019 Christmas Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 24 - 11:59 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 26

54-Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia  
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 8
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 6
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 14


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total Fatalities
Troop A    
Troop B    
Troop C Atlanta PD (2); Cobb Co.; DeKalb Co.; Union City PD 5
Troop D GSP Manchester 1
Troop E GSP Grovetown 1
Troop F GSP Dublin 1
Troop G GSP Colquitt (2) 2
Troop H GSP Douglas (3); Valdosta PD 4
Troop I    


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