- By Ben Brasch The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
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.”
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.
Prindle had just graduated Pope High School and planned to go to Georgia Southern University.
A 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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