Georgia set a new record low for traffic deaths this Memorial Day Weekend when four people died in traffic accidents. The previous record was 10 highway deaths in 1979 and 2007.
From 6 p.m. Friday until midnight Monday authorities investigated 2, 547 accidents that injured 637 people, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The number of accidents far exceeded the 1,972 predicted but they were not as serious as expected with fewer injuries and deaths. Troopers anticipated 696 injuries and 15 traffic deaths on Georgia roads over the 78-hour travel period. Last year Georgia recorded 16 traffic deaths and 2,430 crashes that injured 1,126 people.