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Posted: May 29, 2012 11:54 a.m.

Holiday weekend wrecks kill 15 in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say traffic crashes in Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday weekend claimed the lives of more than a dozen motorists.

The Georgia State Patrol said in a statement Tuesday morning that wrecks during the 78-hour holiday period that began Friday evening claimed the lives of 15 people.

Statewide, there were 14 fatal crashes reported during the period with two people killed in a crash in Houston County.

In the Houston County accident, a coroner says a woman and her infant daughter died at a hospital in Macon after their car was hit by a train.

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