13 people killed in traffic crashes during July 4th holiday travel period

Thirteen people killed in traffic crashes during Fourth of July Holiday Travel Period.

According to officials with the Georgia State Patrol, troopers and local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 13 deaths across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period.

In 2019, the Fourth of July travel period ended with 26 fatalities in Georgia.

This year, the holiday travel period was 54 hours long. It began at 6:00 p.m., on Friday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 180 traffic crashes that resulted in 96 injuries.

Troopers also investigated eight fatal crashes with eight fatalities while local agencies investigated four fatal crashes with five fatalities.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were the Atlanta Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, and Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 322 people for driving under the influence.

Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers issued 7,609 citations and 8,679 warnings.

In Troop B, which covers Stephens and surrounding counties, there were 0 fatalities reported.

For more information regarding the July 4th holiday travel period, visit dps.georgia.gov.