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Cobb cops: Girl who fell out SUV dies, DUI driver faces homicide count

A 18-year-old Marietta girl has died three weeks after falling out of a moving SUV driven by a friend now charged with homicide.

Cobb County police confirmed that Alyssa Prindle died Wednesday. She had been in a medically induced coma.

Abigail Cook, 17, was driving drunk when her friend fell out of the window early July 5, police said.


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Abigail Cook (Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

Cobb police spokeswoman officer Sarah O’Hara announced Friday that Cook, of Marietta, now faces a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide. Cook had been out on bond, but the teen headed back to jail for her new charge.

She has since bonded out of jail again, Channel 2 Action News confirms. The bond was posted at $27,720.

Investigators wrote in a warrant that Cook “admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the day and smelled of an alcoholic beverage.”


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Police also said that Cook got a bottle of raspberry vodka for a group of fellow minors. 

Later, according to a Cobb police warrant, Cook was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sante Fe on Johnson Ferry Road near Sewell Mill Road at about 2 a.m.

Prindle was hanging out the left rear window “yelling and screaming” when she fell out and hit the pavement, police previously said.


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Prindle had just graduated Pope High School and planned to go to Georgia Southern University.

GoFundMe campaign that was started to cover Prindle’s medical expenses posted about her death: “Her body just couldn't keep going. There were too many injuries, and the doctors just couldn’t do anything else for her.”

It has raised about $13,000.


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