GSP Post 46 Reports One Fatal Crash During Christmas Weekend
MONROE, GA. – According to an online news report from covnews.com, the Georgia State Patrol Post 46 reported one fatal vehicle crash during Christmas weekend in 2018.*
Post 46 of the Georgia State Patrol is located in Monroe, Georgia, and serves the counties of Newton, Rockdale, and Walton. Troopers with the post said one person died in a vehicle crash during the holiday weekend. Details about this crash were not available.
Across the state, according to preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Public Safety, 16 people died in vehicle crashes between the evenings of Friday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 25. It is not yet clear how these numbers compare to Christmas traveling in 2017.
Monroe is located in Walton County in the northern portion of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of more than 90,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 20, U.S. Route 78, and U.S. Route 278.
According to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, a fair amount of vehicle accidents occur in Walton County every year. In 2012, 1,453 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, resulting in injuries to 369 people and the deaths of five people. Accident figures rose steadily during the next four years. In 2016, a total of 2,729 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 679 injuries.
The highest number of vehicle fatalities from 2012 to 2016 occurred in 2016, when 16 people died in motor vehicle accidents. Almost 25 percent of those fatality accidents involved alcohol or excessive speeding. Two of the people killed were pedestrians.
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