Former Gwinnett cop indicted in crash that killed teen


Former Gwinnett cop indicted in crash that killed teen

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Scott York was charged with vehicular homicide, speeding and reckless driving on Tuesday.

Former Gwinnett County police officer Scott York has been indicted on three charges in connection with a crash that left a 16-year-old dead and another teenager injured.

York has been indicted on one count each of homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and exceeding maximum speed limits. The indictment was returned by a Gwinnett County grand jury on Oct. 25.

York was driving 97 miles per hour on Jan. 29, responding to a call. He lost control of his patrol car and struck Jose Mejia and Joel Melendez-Coreas. Mejia died Feb. 6 from injuries sustained in the crash.

York was fired after the accident for driving nearly 60 miles per hour over the speed limit. He had been an officer for less than a year when he was fired, having graduated the police academy in April 2016. 

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It happened along Hwy 78 in Gwinnett County.
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