Eighteen killed on Georgia roads during Thanksgiving travel period

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Eighteen people died in traffic incidents in Georgia over the Thanksgiving travel period, the Georgia Department of Public Safety said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The department said local law enforcement agencies investigated 12 fatal accidents, while the Georgia State Patrol investigated three.

The five-day Thanksgiving travel period began Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. and ended on Sunday, Nov 27. AAA predicted that nearly 49 million people would be traveling at least 50 miles from home by car in the U.S. during that time.

In addition to fatal crashes, state troopers investigated approximately 590 traffic crashes statewide, resulting in nearly 300 injuries.

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