A former Georgia State Patrol trooper has been indicted on charges of speeding and reckless driving for his role in a September 2015 crash that killed two teenage girls, the Carroll County district attorney said Tuesday.
It was the second time Anthony “A.J.” Scott’s case was presented to a grand jury, but the first indictment. In February, a grand jury declined to indict Scott on felony charges of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, and one count of violation of oath by a public officer.previously said his client remains remorseful for his involvement in the wreck.
The charges are misdemeanors, but could still mean jail time for Scott, who had been driving 91 mph five seconds before colliding with a Nissan carrying teenagers on Sept. 26, 2015. Scott was northbound on U.S. 27 in Carroll County and had slowed to 68 mph when he struck the 2005 Nissan Sentra as its driver attempted a left turn onto Holly Springs Road, investigators said. The posted speed limit in the area is 55 mph.
Kylie, 17, and Isabella Alise Chinchilla, 16, who were in the Nissan’s back seat, died from their injuries. Both attended South Paulding High School. Dillon Lewis Wall, 18, who was driving the Nissan, and front-seat passenger Benjamin Alan Finken, 17, both of Douglasville, were critically injured in the crash.