At least 20 dead so far on Georgia roads over Labor Day weekend

At least 20 people have died on Georgia roads over Labor Day weekend.

Five of those deaths were in the same wreck, a three-vehicle accident on I-85 South at the GA-316 exit ramp. Three more people were hospitalized in that crash. The victims have not been identified.

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Another person was killed in a separate crash in Gwinnett County.

Four people died over the weekend on roads in DeKalb County.


In Atlanta, a vehicle flipped into a telephone pole, killing at least one person, according to Georgia State Patrol.

A Toccoa man was killed and four other people were injured in a crash on Old Maze Road, according to Now Habersham. Georgia State Troopers said 33-year-old Lacitrus Gholston was driving a Dodge Charger on GA 106 at a high rate of speed and lost control on a curve. The car crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with a Ford truck. The truck’s four passengers sustained non-life-threatening injures. Gholston, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.

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Other deadly crashes happened in Grovetown, Milledgeville, Blue Ridge, Atlanta, Athens, Cumming and South Fulton County.