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 Georgia||Deaths|
|Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers||11 (11 crashes investigated)|
|Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies||5 (5 crashes investigated)|
|Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period||16 (16 crashes investigated)|
|GSP Troops||Agencies Reporting Fatalities||Total|
|Troop A||Post 29; Cherokee County PD; Floyd County PD||3|
|Troop C||Post 48; Gwinnett County (2)||3|
|Troop D||Post 4; Post 24||2|
|Troop E||Post 25; Post 46; Richmond County SO||3|
|Troop F||Post 20||1|
|Troop G||Post 14||1|
|Troop H||Post 3; Post 13||2|
|Troop I||Post 16||1|