Memorial Day weekend traffic crashes this year claimed 15 lives – two less than the 2019 total

Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period – a 78-hour holiday period that began Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 25, at 11:59 p.m. Two of the fatalities occurred in the Georgia State Patrol Post 7/Toccoa Post region, which includes Habersham, Rabun and Stephens counties – both of those fatalities were from a motorcycle wreck in Rabun County.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 317 traffic crashes that resulted in 188 injuries. In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 317 people for driving under the influence. Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers issued 9,536 citations and 9,714 warnings, including one social distancing violation issued in the Metro Atlanta area.

Post 7 issued 67 citations, 76 warnings, worked one wreck and arrested two individuals for DUI over the holiday weekend.


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