Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 deaths, according to the Georgia State Patrol.  That’s down from 15 fatalities in 2018.

This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long. It began at 6PM on Wednesday, November 27th and ended at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 1st.

Statewide, Georgia state troopers investigated 556 traffic crashes that resulted in 214 injuries and nine fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 325 people were arrested for driving under the influence. Troopers, MCCD Officers and Capitol Police Officer issued 11,735 citations and 16,259 warnings.

Local agencies reporting the other three traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Clayton Co. PD, South Fulton PD, and Henry Co. PD.

Over Thanksgiving 2018: Statewide, 15 fatalities. Troopers investigated 610 traffic crashes that resulted in 242 injuries and 10 fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 339 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 11,523 citations and 17,046 warnings were issued.