Thirteen Killed in Georgia during Christmas Holiday Travel Period

Targeted visitors crashes throughout Ga for the duration of the Xmas getaway travel period of time resulted in 13 targeted traffic fatalities ensuing from 10 lethal crashes. This year’s 78-hour holiday getaway journey period of time began Friday, December 23, at 6:00 p.m., and ended Monday, December 26, at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Ga Point out Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated 5 deadly crashes causing seven fatalities. Area businesses reporting targeted visitors deaths throughout the 2022 Christmas holiday journey period involve the Atlanta Law enforcement Division, Bibb County Sheriff’s Place of work, DeKalb County Law enforcement Department, and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to deadly crashes, Troopers investigated much more than 335 targeted traffic crashes ensuing in about 150 accidents. Additionally, more than 207 individuals were being arrested for driving less than the affect (DUI), while nearly 5,000 citations and 6,500 warnings have been issued.

This year’s fatal crashes a bit reduced from the 2021 Christmas journey interval when 18 fatalities stemmed from 16 lethal crashes.  Currently, it is much too soon to figure out why the number of fatalities and fatality crashes diminished this 12 months nevertheless, Troopers heavily patrol the roadways through the Xmas travel time period, with the intention of minimizing fatalities. Variables such as the variety of motorists traveling, weather, the economy, and other things impact every single year’s remaining fatality and crash numbers.

2022 Xmas Vacation Visitors Rely
78-Hour Vacation Vacation Time period
Friday, December 23, at 6:00 p.m., to Monday, December 26, at 11:59 p.m.

Whole Fatalities Claimed in Ga

Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers

Fatalities Investigated by Local Organizations


Businesses reporting fatalities

Post 52 Hartwell (2) Post 7 Toccoa (1) Forsyth County SO (1)

Atlanta PD (1) DeKalb County PD (1)