Powder Springs crash among fatal holiday accidents
Driver loses control of Honda
Statewide holiday traffic deaths
The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported that five people were killed on Georgia roads over the Independence Day period, including the death of the passenger in Cobb County. Officially the 30-hour holiday period began Tuesday., Jul 3, at 6 p.m. and ended Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
Georgia State Troopers investigated 131 traffic crashes statewide that resulted in 59 injuries. Troopers also investigated 2 fatal crashes. The fatal crashes occurred in Brooks and Brantley counties. Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: the Chamblee Police Department, the Cobb County Police Department, the Fulton County Police Department, in addition to deaths reported by the Georgia State Troopers from their troops in Valdosta and Waycross.
Along with the crash investigations, state troopers arrested 118 people for driving under the influence.