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Charges Against Officer Who Killed Two Teens Have Been Dropped

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A former Georgia State Trooper that was involved in an accident that killed two teenagers and injured two others has been cleared of any charges.

Details about the Trooper and the Charges

11 Alive News is reporting that a former Georgia state trooper that was involved in an accident that killed two teenagers and injured two others in Carroll County was cleared of any charges, according to an announcement from officials on Wednesday.

On September 26, 2015, a patrol car that was being driven by Trooper Anthony J. Scott slammed into another car that was occupied by teenagers Isabella Chinchilla, Kylie Lindsey, and two others.

An investigation into the accident was conducted by the state’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, and then it was turned over to the area’s district attorney’s office.

The speed limit in the area in which the accident happened was posted as 55 miles per hour, but investigators found that former Trooper Scott was traveling well over the limit when he hit the other vehicle – killing the teenagers. Former trooper Scott was then fired from his position at the Georgia State Patrol.

Now, a Carroll County Grand Jury decided not to indict Scott for his part in the accident after the grand jury listened to over two hours off testimony.

Potential Charges Former Officer Scott was facing

  • Two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree.
  • Two counts of serious injury by vehicle.
  • One count of violation of oath of office by a public officer.


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