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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – This 4th of July holiday travel period has already proven deadly on South Georgia roads, half of the fatalities reported so far happened last night in our viewing area.

According to the Georgia State Patrol around seven O'clock on Highway 111 a man was killed during a single vehicle crash in Grady County.

Five hours later, troopers were called to a crash on Robinson Road in Thomas County. One person died in that accident. So far, 4 people have died throughout the state.

The travel period runs through midnight Sunday.

The state patrol predicts 18 fatalities over the 78-hour holiday period. There have been more than 14-hundred crashes resulting in about 350 injuries since six o'clock Thursday night.

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