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18 killed in Memorial Day weekend crashes on Georgia roads

As people traveled across Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend, 18 people died in traffic crashes.

The Georgia State Patrol reports there were multiple fatalities reported across the state including deadly accidents in Bibb, Baldwin and Monroe counties between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday in Baldwin County, 30-year-old Gerald Anderson, of Milledgeville, died in a rollover crash.

The Georgia State Patrol reports Anderson was headed west in a Ford Focus on Ga. 24 when he lost control in a curve and overturned into a ditch near Anderson Drive.

Anderson, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was partially ejected from the car.

In Monroe County, 7-year-old Corie Autumn Seabrooks died when a tire blew Sunday evening on Interstate 75.

Saturday, Janice Outlaw, 59, of Macon, was killed when a van collided with a tractor trailer on Hawkinsville Road at the intersection of Avondale Mill Road.

In 414 crashes, 204 people were hurt on Georgia roads.

Troopers also arrested 262 people for DUI during the holiday travel period.

Last year, five people died on Georgia roadways during the Memorial Day holiday travel period. Additionally, 232 injuries were reported among 430 crashes investigated by Georgia troopers.

Also, 282 people were arrested for driving under the influence by state troopers.

AAA had projected that more Americans would be on the roads for the 2017 Memorial Day holiday with an estimated 34.6 million people taking a holiday road trip. That’s the most in 12 years, AAA says.

Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this report.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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