The Georgia Department of Public Safety issued its report of traffic fatalities over Thanksgiving holiday travel period, and two of the 18 statewide fatalities were within Cobb County.
One of the reports was from the Cobb County Police Department, and the other was from the Kennesaw Police Department.
The holiday weekend is considered to include the hours and days from Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m., to Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 p.m.
For more information on statewide fatalities, see the DPS press release, which we’ve reprinted below:
(Atlanta, GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated three fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 18 deaths across Georgia during the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
Local law enforcement agencies reporting fatalities during the holiday period which began Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 27, include the Atlanta Police Department, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (4), Cherokee County Sherriff’s Office(2), Cobb County Police Department, Columbus Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, Dougherty County Police Department, Henry County Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Fulton County Police Department, and the Kennesaw Police Department.
In addition to fatal crashes, Troopers investigated approximately 590 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in nearly 300 injuries. Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers made over 15,600 traffic stops, arrested more than 300 individuals for driving under the influence (DUI), and issued more than 12,100 warnings and over 8,600 citations.
These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.
2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count
Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. – Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 p.m.
102-Hour Holiday Period
|Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia||Deaths|
|Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers||3 (3 crashes investigated)|
|Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies||15 (12 crashes investigated)|
|Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period||18 (15 crashes investigated)|
|GSP Troops||Agencies Reporting Fatalities||TotalFatalities|
|Troop A||Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office (2); Floyd County PD||3|
|Troop C||Atlanta PD; Cobb County; Dekalb County PD; Fulton County PD; Kennesaw PD||5|
|Troop D||Bibb County Sherriff’s Office (4); Columbus PD; Henry County PD||6|
|Troop E||GSP Post 33-Milledgeville||2|
|Troop G||GSP Post 12-Thomasville; Dougherty County PD||2|