Skip to main content
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 6:00am

19 Deadly Holiday Weekend Crashes

Updated: 2 years ago.
State troopers said Monday they investigated a total of 622 traffic crashes between 6 p.m. Wednesday and late Sunday night. Those wrecks resulted in 263 injuries. Law enforcement authorities statewide responded to 19 deadly crashes. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Kuykendall via Flickr.)

Georgia law enforcement authorities say 19 fatal crashes occurred in the state during the recent Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Gordy Wright reported the numbers early Monday, after the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended late Sunday night.

State troopers said they investigated a total of 622 traffic crashes between 6 p.m. Wednesday and late Sunday night. Those wrecks resulted in 263 injuries.

Authorities say alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in four of the 11 traffic deaths investigated by troopers.

Related Articles