Thirteen people were killed on Georgia’s roads over the July 4th holiday travel period, according to the state Department of Public Safety. This 54-hour long period began last Friday at 6 pm and concluded at 11:59 pm on Sunday night. Eight fatalities were investigated by the state patrol, while the remaining five were investigated by local agencies. Two fatalities were reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia; those were both in Paulding County.
In addition to crash investigations, state troopers arrested 322 people over the holiday weekend for driving under the influence.