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Six traffic deaths reported statewide 

May 27, 2018--12:34 a.m.

Staff reports

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting six fatalities so far (as of 12:01 a.m. Monday) during the 78-hour Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

A motorcyclist from Cartersville was killed in a collision with a Honda Civic in Woodstock Sunday morning.

Another fatality is being investigated by the Paulding County Post of the Georgia State Patrol.

Fatal crashes have also been worked by the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Criminal Interdiction Unit in Troop C (Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Clayton County), as well as by the Cobb County Police, Thomaston Police and the Georgia State Patrol Post in Brunswick.

In 2017, during a similar 78-hour travel period, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 452 traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend.

The crashes resulted in 274 injuries and six people losing their lives. 

In addition to the traffic crash investigations, troopers arrested 255 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 9,433 citations and 11,862 warnings.

The holiday weekend travel period ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

Stay safe!