Eight people killed in GA traffic accidents over the holiday weekend includes three Cobb County deaths

Cobb Police Department Headquarters. Used on article about death in the Chattahoochee RiverCobb Police Department Headquarters (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Georgia Department of Public Safety released figures on traffic fatalities Tuesday, and of the eight deaths reported statewide, three were in Cobb County. The 78-hour holiday period began Fri., May 25, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 268 injuries, 4 of them fatal. Local agencies reporting traffic deaths were: the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Cobb County Police Department, the Columbus Police Department, and Thomaston Police Department.

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State Troopers also arrested 300 people for driving under the influence.

Here are the tables from the Georgia Department of Public Safety website.

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 3
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 5
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 8
GSP Troops Agencies Reporting Fatalities Total


Troop A Cherokee Co. S/O 1
Troop B
Troop C CIU; Cobb Co. PD (2) 3
Troop D Thomaston PD; Columbus PD 2
Troop E
Troop F
Troop G
Troop H
Troop I GSP Brunswick; GSP Rincon 2
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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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