15 People Killed In Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period Crashes In Georgia

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period. The 78-hour holiday period began on Friday, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State troopers investigated 317 traffic crashes that resulted in 188 injuries.  Troopers also investigated nine fatal crashes which resulted in 11 traffic deaths.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were the Atlanta Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, Gwinnett County Police Department, and Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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.

There was only one social distancing violation issued in the Metro Atlanta area.



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Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday


Members of the City Council are set to vote on Tuesday on a resolution by Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod "declaring racism as a public health crisis in the city of Chattanooga." The resolution ... (click for more)

Funeral services will be held later for 27-year-old David Preston McKay Hunter, who had been missing and whose body was found by a hiker in a wooded area of Signal Mountain on Wednesday. A ... (click for more)

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order by Chairman Henderson. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Coonrod). III. Special Presentation. ... (click for more)



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