The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 586 accidents as of daybreak today.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 31, 2012
UPDATED 5:45 a.m., Jan. 2. Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers have investigated 585 accidents as of daybreak today, Jan. 1, which included 266 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: The fatal crashes …
All three girls are teens in the 13-to 15-year-old age range and are from Litha Springs.
Update at 2:23 p.m.: The three teens hit by a possible drunk driver are: Carleece Brown, 13, taken to Scottish Rite with a broken ankle; Kendra Taylor, taken to Grady with head trauma, condition critical; and Shania Willis, taken to Egleston with head trauma, condition critical (the most seriously injured), Gordy Wright said in an email, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol. All are teens in the 13-to 15-year-old age range and are from Litha Springs. Original story: Three juvenile girls were hit by a possible drunk driver as they walked along Maxham Road in the early morning hours of today, authorities said. The names and ages of the girls that were hit, one seriously, around 1:30 a.m. were not immediately available. One girl was taken …