//GSP reports 16 killed, over 200 injured during Memorial Day travel period

GSP reports 16 killed, over 200 injured during Memorial Day travel period

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ATLANTA – The GSP reported during the Memorial Day holiday travel period 16 people were killed and more than 200 were injured.


Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated 11 fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 5 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 16 deaths across the state during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period.

Local law enforcement agencies reporting fatalities during the holiday period which began Friday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m., and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 29, include the Cherokee County Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Gwinnett County Police Department (2) and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to fatal crashes, Troopers investigated almost 500 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in over 200 injuries.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers made nearly 22,000 traffic stops, arrested nearly 400 individuals for driving under the influence (DUI), and issued almost 16,000 warnings and over 13,000 citations.  

These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.

2023 Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count (78-hour Holiday Period)
Friday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m. – Monday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m.

Total Fatalities Reported in GeorgiaDeaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers11 (11 crashes investigated)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies  5 (5 crashes investigated)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period16 (16 crashes investigated)
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal
Troop APost 29; Cherokee County PD; Floyd County PD3
Troop BN/A0
Troop CPost 48; Gwinnett County (2)3
Troop DPost 4; Post 242
Troop EPost 25; Post 46; Richmond County SO3
Troop FPost 201
Troop GPost 141
Troop HPost 3; Post 132
Troop IPost 161