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

January 5, 2021–11:18 a.m.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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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