Six Killed on Ga. Highways Over New Year’s

January 2, 2013

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said that six people were killed in traffic crashes in Georgia over the 102-hour New Year’s holiday travel period.

The holiday period began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Tuesday.

Fatal traffic crashes were reported by the Georgia State Patrol posts in Athens, Madison and Valdosta, as well as Cobb County Police, Perry Police, and Macon Police.

During last year’s New Year’s holiday, 13 people were killed on Georgia highways in a 78-hour holiday travel period.

The Georgia State Patrol investigated 585 traffic crashes during the holiday period with 266 injuries and three fatalities reported. That is more than last year’s total of 296 crashes.

In addition, state officials said that early activity reports show state troopers arrested 321 people for driving under the influence.

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