13 traffic deaths reported statewide during the New Year’s Holiday

January 5, 2021–11:18 a.m.


Traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year’s holiday travel period resulted in 13 traffic deaths involving 10 fatal crashes.

This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on December 31 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on January 1.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 181 injuries and 11 fatalities.

One of those fatalities occurred in a motorcycle crash in Bartow County.

The Dalton post of the GSP also investigated a fatal wreck.

In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 372 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 7,976 citations and 9,237 warnings were issued.

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