Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count – 23 Killed During Holiday Travel Period Crashes

November 28, 2023

(ATLANTA,GA) – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troopers investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes, and local law enforcement agencies investigated six fatal traffic crashes resulting in 23 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 22, at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 26, include the Atlanta Police Department, Columbus Police Department, DeKalb County Police Department, Henry County Police Department, Rome Police Department, and South Fulton Police Department.

In addition to fatal crashes, Troopers investigated over 560 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in nearly 250 injuries.  Troopers and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers made over 18,000 traffic stops, arrested more than 350 individuals for driving under the influence (DUI), issued nearly 800 seatbelt citations, issued almost 500 distracted citations, and issued more than 11,000 warnings and over 10,000 citations.


These crash statistics are preliminary findings and can change any time after the holiday travel period.

2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count

Wednesday, November 22, at 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, November 26, at 11:59 p.m.
102-Hour Holiday Period

Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia


Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers

17 (12 crashes investigated)

Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies

  6 (6 crashes investigated)



Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period

23 (18 crashes investigated)


GSP Troops

Agencies Reporting Fatalities



Troop A

Rome PD


Troop B

Post 52-Hartwell


Troop C

Atlanta PD, DeKalb County PD, South Fulton PD


Troop D

Post 1-Griffin, Post 24-Newnan, Columbus PD, Henry County PD


Troop E

GSP Post 46-Monroe


Troop F

Post 20-Dublin, Post 21-Sylvania


Troop G

GSP Post 12-Thomasville


Troop H

Post 15-Perry, Post 36-Douglas


Troop I

GSP Post 18-Reidsville, Post 23-Brunswick





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