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Cobb teen indicted on DUI homicide charge after friend fell from SUV

A Cobb County jury has formally charged a teen with the death of her friend who fell out of an SUV.

Abigail Cook was indicted Thursday on a count of first-degree vehicular homicide, according to Cobb court records.

Alyssa Prindle, 18, died three weeks after falling out of a SUV that Cook was driving early July 5. She had been in a medically induced coma folowing the fall.

Cook was 17 when, according to investigators in a warrant, she “admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the day and smelled of an alcoholic beverage.”


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

Cook was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sante Fe on Johnson Ferry Road near Sewell Mill Road about 2 a.m., the warrant said.

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 attend Georgia Southern University.

GoFundMe campaign that has raised $14,808 to cover Prindle’s medical expenses posted at the time of 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.”

Cook was re-arrested on the new homicide charge after Prindle died. She bonded out, but the court ordered she wear an ankle monitor.

Cook’s next court hearing was not listed online.


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