September 4, 2019–5:31 a.m.
Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in nine traffic deaths, with eight being worked by Troopers.
This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 2.
Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 523 traffic crashes that resulted in 288 injuries and eight fatalities.
In Northwest Georgia, a man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Calhoun Sunday, and a 3-year old died in an ATV accident that was worked by the Cartersville Post of the Georgia State Patrol on Monday. The State Patrol Post in Dalton also worked a fatal motorcycle crash.
In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 244 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 5,897 citations and 7,320 warnings were issued.