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Rain blamed for more Georgia accidents during Thanksgiving travel

Wet roads are blamed for increasing the number of accidents on Georgia Roads over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Over the 102-hour period that began 6 p.m Wednesday 4,542 accidents, 15 deaths and 1,073 were reported by the Georgia State Patrol.

While the number of accidents was up from the 3,325 expected and injuries increased from the 950 anticipated, the fatalities were down from a prediction of 19 released by the Gerogia State Patrol last week.

A Twiggs County teen died Friday night in an accident on Ocmulgee East Industrial Boulevard in Bibb County.

Tenishia Boone lost control of her Honda Accord, hit a tree and was thrown out of the car before 6 p.m.

The Georgia State Patrol post in Madison and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office are also investigating two fatal crashes in that region.

Last year 27 people died on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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