//GSP reports 24 traffic fatalities this Thanksgiving

GSP reports 24 traffic fatalities this Thanksgiving

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Twenty-Four People Killed in Thanksgiving Day Holiday Travel Period

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

(Atlanta, GA) – Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 102-hour long Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 23 fatal crashes and 24 fatalities reported to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).  The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 25, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 29.

Statewide, GSP Troopers investigated 604 traffic crashes resulting in 317 injuries and 17 deaths in the 16 fatal crashes investigated.  In addition to crash investigations, troopers and motor carrier officers wrote 11,172 citations, 13,184 warnings, and arrested 281 impaired drivers.  Citations were also given for 940 seat belts, 217 child restraints, 6,509 speeding, and 619 distracted driving violations.

Clayton County PD, DeKalb County PD, Fulton County PD, Gainesville PD, Gwinnett County PD, Peach County SO, and Richmond County SO reported seven of the traffic deaths during the holiday period.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Traffic Count
6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 25 – 11:59 p.m. Sun., Nov. 29
102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in GeorgiaDeaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers17 (16 fatal crashes)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies7 (7 fatal crashes)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period24 (23 fatal crashes)
GSP Troops and Local Agencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal Fatalities
Troop AGSP Post 291
Troop BGSP Post 6, Gainesville PD2
Troop CClayton PD, Gwinnett PD, Fulton PD, DeKalb PD4
Troop D
Troop EGSP Post 17, Post 33, Post 46, Richmond CO SO4
Troop FGSP Post 18, Post 19, Post 205
Troop GGSP Post 10, Post 124
Troop HGSP Post 13, Peach County SO2
Troop IGSP Post 222