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Holiday death count jumps above last year

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GSP Trooper Sgt. John Vanlandingham (Source: WALB) GSP Trooper Sgt. John Vanlandingham (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The 4th of July holiday travel period is now over but it proved deadly on the roadways. Current numbers show that deaths on Georgia roads nearly doubled from last year's total of nine.

Unfortunately, several people weren't as lucky. A total of 14 people died on Georgia roads, and two of those were in our area.

Valdosta's GSP post reported one fatality, but didn't say where it occurred. And yesterday a man injured in a crash Saturday in Moultrie died from his injuries. 43-year-old Timothy Johnson lost control of his vehicle on 8th Street South causing the car to overturn.

Now this travel period was longer than last year's span. Since the 4th fell on a Tuesday, the travel period was extended to over 100 hours.

Many people are back home after returning from their 4th of July festivities, but the roads are full of people returning to their jobs.

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