Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in two traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was only 30-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Weds., Jan. 1.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 103 traffic crashes that resulted in 39 injuries and one fatality. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, State troopers and MCCD officers arrested 160 people for driving under the influence, while 5,083 citations and 7,275 warnings were issued.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Marietta Police Department.


2020 New Year's Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 31 - 11:59 p.m. Weds., Jan. 1

30-Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia  
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 1
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 1
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 2


GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total Fatalities
Troop A    
Troop B    
Troop C Marietta PD 1
Troop D    
Troop E    
Troop F    
Troop G    
Troop H    
Troop I GSP Brunswick 1

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