The July 4th holiday travel period appeared to be more fatal this year than last, with 19 fatalities reported from law enforcement agencies throughout the state versus 11 in 2010.
The Georgia State Patrol reported 313 crashes over the travel period, which ran from 6 p.m. on Friday to midnight on July 4. During that 78 period, the agency also reported 230 injuries.
The Gainesville and Cumming area were especially fatal, with seven total traffic-related deaths reported.
There were a total of 17 fatal crashes (some crashes had more than one fatality), occurring in the following Georgia State Patrol posts:
Troop A (0):
Troop B (7): GSP Blue Ridge (2); GSP Cumming; GSP Gainesville (3 fatalities in two fatal crashes); Gainesville Police
Troop C (4): College Park Police; GSP Motor Unit; Atlanta Police; Sandy Springs Police
Troop D (2): GSP LaGrange (1 fatal crash with 2 fatalities)
Troop E (1): GSP Monroe
Troop F (0):
Troop G (1): GSP Thomasville
Troop H (2): GSP Tifton (2)
Troop I (2): GSP Waycross; Savannah-Chatham Metro Police