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24 people die on Georgia roads over Christmas weekend

The Christmas holiday travel period claimed 24 lives on Georgia roads between 6 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Sunday.

A Lizella man was among those killed in the 102-hour holiday weekend in 3,325 crashes that injured 868 people.

Jason Dwayne Lineberger, 34, suffered fatal injuries when he was thrown from a Jeep Wrangler that overturned on I-475 South at about 11 p.m. Friday.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the driver, 28-year-old Todd Chandler Freeman II, was under the influence of alcohol when he tried to pass other vehicles and hit the back of a tractor-trailer. The Jeep hit a guardrail and overturned. Freeman survived the crash.

The Georgia State Patrol had anticipated 19 people would die and 1, 494 people would be hurt in 2, 945 accidents.

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