Labor Day weekend: Deaths in the water, on the roads in Georgia & South Carolina

By: Staff
By: Staff

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Twenty three people died on South Carolina and Georgia roads over the Labor Day weekend.

Friday through Monday night, 13 people died on South Carolina roads, according to Highway Patrol. The number of deaths in South Carolina are up compared to last year's nine.

On the Georgia side, Georgia State Patrol said they were called out at 10 traffic fatalities. In Georgia, the numbers are the same. GSP said they were called out to 10 deadly crashes during the 2013 Labor Day weekend.

In the water, the three-day holiday period was filled with four drownings, nine boating incidents and 17 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests statewide, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division Rangers said. Last year, there was one drowning, six boating incidents and 18 BUIs for the holiday weekend.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 273635241 -
Gray Television, Inc.