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Georgia State Patrol Releases Data for Colquitt County, Georgia

June 23, 2018

COLQUITT COUNTY, GA. – June 6, 2018 ( The Georgia State Patrol has released data regarding crashes and citations for May 2018. A report from provides information specific to Colquitt County, Georgia.*

In the month of May, Troopers from the GSP’s Thomasville Post 12 in Colquitt County investigated 12 traffic accidents total. One death resulted from those vehicle accidents on May 4 when 17-year-old Maleah Scarberry was killed in a wreck with a farm tractor on Sam Sells Road. 

Troopers with Post 12 also saw the following during May:

  • 93 total traffic citations
  • 3 arrests for Driving Under the Influence
  • 37 citations for speeding
  • 26 seat belt violations or child restraint violations
  • 186 traffic warnings

State Troopers will continue collecting and releasing this type of data as it becomes available to inform residents of Georgia about vehicle crashes and law enforcement in their areas. 

Colquitt County is located in the southern portion of the state of Georgia. As of 2015, the county had an estimated population of approximately 46,000. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows Colquitt County usually has relatively few traffic accidents annually, compared to surrounding counties. However, the county saw a large jump in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2016. 

In 2012, a total of 191 traffic accidents occurred in the county, which led to 91 injuries and nine deaths. In 2016, those figures rose to 776 total traffic accidents, causing 233 injuries and eight deaths. The largest number of vehicles accidents during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2013, when Colquitt County saw 920 vehicle accidents, resulting in 221 injuries and 17 deaths. 

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