3 people killed in Southwest Georgia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

The Georgia State Patrol post in Thomasville reported 52-year-old Terry Merritt was driving on Hadley Ferry Road in Grady County on Saturday night when his car lost control, ran off the road, and overturned.

Merritt died in the crash.

The GSP Post based in Albany, Ga., reported two traffic deaths over the holiday weekend patrol period, which ended at midnight on Monday.

Around Georgia, 15 people died in vehicle crashes during the holiday period.

Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Count

6 p.m. Friday, May 22 – Midnight Monday, May 25

78-Hour Holiday Period


Total Fatalities Reported 


Fatalities Investigated by GSP

Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 




2014 Holiday Deaths – GSP

(78-Hour Holiday Period)



GSP Troop

Agencies Reporting Fatalities

Troop A (2)

Gordon Co.; GSP Calhoun

Troop B (2)

GSP Cumming; GSP Toccoa

Troop C (2)

College Park PD; GSP Marietta

Troop D (3)

Bibb Co.; Columbus PD; Monroe Co.

Troop E (1)

Richmond Co.

Troop F (1)

GSP Helena

Troop G (3)

GSP Thomasville, GSP Albany (2)

Troop H (1)

Houston Co.

Troop I (0)

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