18 Fatalities Reported in Georgia During Independence Day Holiday Travel Period

18 Fatalities Reported in Georgia During Independence Day Holiday Travel Period

During the Independence Day holiday travel period in Georgia, a total of 18 traffic fatalities were reported, marking a somber toll on road safety. Spanning 102 hours from Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. to Sunday, July 7, at 11:59 p.m., this period was marred by numerous fatal incidents.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers were involved in the investigation of 12 fatal crashes statewide. Local law enforcement agencies, including the Albany Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and Henry County Police Department, also reported traffic deaths during this time.

In addition to the fatalities, Georgia State Patrol Troopers responded to over 500 traffic crashes, resulting in more than 500 injuries across the state. The enforcement efforts were substantial, with Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers conducting over 33,000 traffic stops. This resulted in more than 19,400 citations issued, over 23,000 warnings issued to motorists, and approximately 500 DUI arrests made during the holiday period.

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