Police say Meghan Caldwell, of Loganville, ran a red light along Highway 316 in Barrow County, killing two people.

Georgia high school teacher charged with DUI, homicide by vehicle

A Walton County teacher is facing several charges including DUI after investigators say she caused a wreck over the weekend, killing two people.

Meghan Caldwell, 24, of Loganville, was alone when she ran a stop light on Highway 316 in the predawn hours of March 19, Capt. Matt Guthas, a spokesman for the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.

Walton County Public Schools confirmed to Channel 2 Action News Tuesday that Caldwell is a teacher with the district, but would not make any further comment on the incident. School records show Caldwell is a language arts teacher at Loganville High School.

Kim Embry, public information officer with WCPS, told the Loganville News that Caldwell is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the law enforcement investigation.

Caldwell’s 2012 Kia Sorrento collided with the driver’s side of a 2004 Ford Mustang as it traveled north on Patrick Mill Road, crossing Highway 316, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previoulsy reported.

Caldwell was taken to the hospital, but released about six hours later, Guthas said.

The driver of the Mustang, Cathy Moore, 41, of Flowery Branch, and passenger Bradley Atha, 36, of Dacula, died at the scene, Guthas said. An ambulance took the third passenger to the hospital for treatment, where he remained Monday in unknown condition.

Investigators on the scene determined that Caldwell was driving under influence and arrested her.

She is charged with serious injury by motor vehicle, driving under the influence, two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree and a red light violation, Guthas said.

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