ATLANTA — The New Year's holiday travel period ended at midnight Sunday with 20 traffic deaths reported to the Georgia State Patrol over the 102-hour period. The traffic deaths were recorded in 17 fatal crashes that occurred between 6 p.m. New Year's Eve and midnight Sunday.
Traffic estimates for the holiday period from the GSP and Georgia Department of Transportation had been for 3,008 traffic crashes, 1,350 injuries and 20 traffic fatalities.
Traffic crashes across Georgia over the Christmas holiday travel period claimed the lives of 24 people. The final Christmas holiday period count was 3,325 traffic crashes, 868 injuries and 24 traffic deaths.
The estimates for the weekend had been for 2,945 crashes, 1,494 injuries and 19 deaths.