The Georgia State Patrol reported that its troopers investigated 415 crashes as of early Tuesday. One fatal crash was reported by Cobb County Police.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
The Georgia State Patrol reported that its troopers investigated 315 accidents as of noon today.
Georgia State Troopers already have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, but fewer injuries and only two deaths have been reported—so far. During holiday period patrols, 262 people were arrested for driving under the influence. Troopers have investigated 315 accidents as of noon today, Dec. 31, which included 139 injuries and one death. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. But those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Statewide last year, law enforcement agencies reported 1,929 accidents with 716 inuries and 13 deaths. Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said Georgia State Troopers …
The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 586 accidents as of daybreak today.
UPDATED 5:45 a.m., Jan. 2. Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers have investigated 585 accidents as of daybreak today, Jan. 1, which included 266 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: The fatal crashes …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Georgia State Patrol troopers have investigated 595 crashes with 241 injuries so far.
Thirteen traffic deaths have been reported since the 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period began Friday at 6 p.m. up to noon on Tuesday, Christmas Day, according to the Georgia State Patrol. There have been 595 crashes with 241 injuries and 8 deaths investigated by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). Other agencies have reported five traffic fatalities, including a fatal two-car collision in Smyrna just before midnight on Monday that claimed the life of a Marietta woman. The fatalities count is much higher than in 2011 already, when three traffic deaths were reported. In 2011 there were 1,898 crashes with 693 injuries reported by all agencies. Fatalities have been reported in the following jurisdictions during the 2012 Christmas holiday …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The early Wednesday crash on Interstate 75 in Cartersville killed the drivers of two tractor-trailers and a passenger in one of the trucks.
Officials with the Georgia State Patrol Wednesday night released the names of three men killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 75 that shut down the Cartersville roadway for hours. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said the three people killed were: The crash followed a series of events that began about 1:50 a.m. with a big rig running off the road. Both trucks caught fire and the interstate in both directions was shut down near Cass-White Road, exit 296, Wright said. Here's what happened, according to Wright: A northbound tractor-trailer left the roadway on the left shoulder, struck a guardrail, then hit a concrete pillar support for an overhead sign structure on the southbound side. The truck then rolled onto its side and caught fire. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
That's a drop since the 19 in 2010, according to the State Patrol.
At least 10 motorists were killed over the Labor Day weekend, according to Georgia State Patrol. That number is down from last year, which saw 15 traffic fatalities. In 2010, 19 were reported. In Cobb, an Aug. 31 fatality crash took the life of 22-year-old Powder Springs resident Justin Keene. According to Cobb police investigators, Keene failed to turn the car appropriately when Hopkins Road curved left. His car crossed the double yellow line and hit a tree, police reported. He was reported dead on the scene. Other fatalities were also reported by Gwinnett County police, Henry County police, GSPDouglas, GSP Toccoa, GSP Valdosta, two from GSP Cartersville, and two from GSP Madison, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
A Hiram man died in the three-vehicle wreck Saturday night in the Dallas area.
Two Powder Springs women were injured Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash that killed a Hiram man. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said troopers from the GSP’s Cartersville post responded to the crash at the intersection of Georgia 120 and Georgia 92 in the Dallas area about 6:50 p.m. Killed in the crash was 74-year-old John N. Voorhees of Hiram, a passenger in a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis that turned from eastbound Ga. 120 into the path of a westbound Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver of the Tahoe was Vernell Brown Martin, 35, of Powder Springs. She and a passenger, Sherrie Green, 31, also from Powder Springs, were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. The impact spun the Mercury into a Ford Taurus stopped at the …
Friday, December 31, 2010
The Marietta funeral for the slain officer draws hundreds from law enforcement and the public.
A woman softly clutched a box of tissues while waiting outside Roswell Street Baptist Church early Friday afternoon, perhaps signifying the tears that would flow from more eyes than her own as Marietta, Cobb County and the state of Georgia said goodbye to a fallen hero. The audience that filled the massive sanctuary for the funeral of Trooper Chadwick LeCroy heard occasional boosts of levity as his co-workers and superiors with the Georgia State Patrol described him as a down-to-earth personality but also as someone driven to "catch bad guys." Maj. Mark McDonough, the commanding officer of the patrol's field operations, spoke of how he imagined playfully, upon first hearing LeCroy's full name, an English high-society gentleman, all the …