The state Department of Public Safety is reporting that 19 people were killed in Georgia traffic accidents during the July 4 holiday weekend.

The number was three less than the department had predicted.

The 2,490 wrecks far more than the 1,874 that had been forecast. There were 682 injuries.

The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight on Sunday.

One person was killed in a wreck in Rome during that time. Shelly Ann Marbury, 62, of a Branham Avenue address died early Friday morning after being involved in a wreck on Branham Avenue Thursday night.