There were no fatalities reported in Bartow during the holiday counting period. Two men involved in a head-on crash early Friday morning died of their injuries. The accident occurred on Glade Road. Shawn Hendon and Larry Murray died in the collision between an ATV and a motorcycle.

Press Release

ATLANTA – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period.  The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, May 25, at 11:59 p.m.

Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 317 traffic crashes that resulted in 188 injuries.  Troopers also investigated nine fatal crashes which resulted in 11 traffic deaths.  Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Atlanta Police Department, Cobb Co. Police Department, Gwinnett Co. Police Department, and Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 317 people for driving under the influence.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers issued 9,536 citations and 9,714 warnings.

There was only one social distancing violation issued in the Metro Atlanta area.

2020 Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, May 22 – 11:59 p.m. Mon., May 25

78-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in GeorgiaDeaths
Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers    11 (9 crashes investigated)
Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies      4 (4 crashes investigated)
Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period    15
GSP TroopsAgencies Reporting FatalitiesTotal Fatalities
Troop AGSP Paulding2
Troop BGSP Toccoa2
Troop CAtlanta PD; Cobb Co. PD; GSP Forest Park; Gwinnett Co. PD4
Troop DGSP LaGrange; Monroe Co. SO; GSP Thomaston; GSP Villa Rica4
Troop E 0
Troop FGSP Reidsville1
Troop G 0
Troop HGSP Tifton1
Troop IGSP Hinesville1