20 People Killed In Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Crashes In Georgia

Friday, June 11, 2021
Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 17 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 20 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period.  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 424 traffic crashes that resulted in 277 injuries.  Troopers also investigated 11 fatal crashes which resulted in 11 traffic deaths.  Local agencies reporting nine traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Bibb County Sheriff's Office (two), Dalton Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office (two), Hall County Sheriff’s Office (three), and Savannah Police Department.

In addition to the traffic crash investigations, State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers arrested 361 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 12,146 citations, and 11,643 warnings. Citations included 694 Distracted Driving, 1,208 Seat Belt, 255 Child Restraint, and 43 Move Over violations.

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

2021 Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count
6 p.m. Friday, May 28 - 11:59 p.m. Mon., May 31
78-Hour Holiday Period 
 

 

Deaths

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia

 

Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers

11(11 crashes investigated)

Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies

9 (6 crashes investigated)

 

 

Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period

20 (17 crashes investigated)

 

 

GSP Troops

Agencies Reporting Fatalities

Total
Fatalities

Troop A

GSP Cartersville;Dalton PD

2

Troop B

GSP Gainesville; Forsyth Co. SO (2); Hall Co. SO (3)

6

Troop C

GSP Forest Park; GSP Gwinnett

2

Troop D

GSP Manchester; Bibb Co. SO (2)

3

Troop E

 

0

Troop F

GSP Dublin

2

Troop G

GSP Thomasville

1

Troop H

GSP Douglas, GSP Perry

2

Troop I

GSP Hinesville; Savannah PD

2

 


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