State Patrol: 6 killed in New Year's auto wrecks

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 06:21:31-05

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says six people were killed in traffic crashes during the New Year's holiday travel period, which began at 6 p.m. Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Tuesday.

State troopers investigated 585 traffic crashes during the holiday period, with 266 injuries reported.

The state patrol announced the numbers early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the deadly wrecks were reported by the Georgia State Patrol posts in Athens, Madison and Valdosta, as well as Cobb County police, Perry police, and Macon police.