Georgia Reports 13 Highway Deaths Over Holiday Weekend

December 1, 2009

The Georgia State Patrol says 13 deaths were reported on state highways during Thanksgiving weekend.

The State Patrol had predicted 16 deaths in crashes during the 102-hour holiday period, which began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday.

State officials say 3,089 crashes were reported, resulting in 730 injuries. Those numbers are below the 3,570 accidents and 1,398 injuries predicted.

During the same period in 2008, 19 people died on Georgia roads, and 3,815 accidents caused 1,457 injuries

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