Ten Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 8, 2013

Final numbers from state officials show that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia highways over the Fourth of July holiday travel period.

The 102-hour July Fourth holiday period began Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday.

Last year, in just a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways during the July Fourth travel period.

The Georgia State Patrol said it investigated three of the fatal crashes that resulted in four of the fatalities.

Those were in Haralson, Jefferson, and Catoosa counties.

Meanwhile, local agencies reporting traffic deaths over the holiday period included Henry County Police, Atlanta Police, Fulton County Police, Carrollton Police, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Meanwhile, Georgia State Troopers investigated 785 traffic crashes statewide that resulted in 374 injuries.

In addition to crash investigations, state troopers arrested more than 300 people for driving under the influence.

Troopers also made more than 16,600 traffic stops.

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