Mugshot of Casey Taylor
Photo: Cobb County Sheriffs Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriffs Office

Woman indicted in wrong-way DUI crash that killed Marietta High grad

A Sharpsburg woman has been indicted in a Feb. 4 crash that killed a 21-year-old Marietta High School alumna.

The Cobb County grand jury made its decision Thursday on Casey Taylor’s vehicular homicide charge, according to court documents.

Taylor was driving a Ford Explorer south on a suspended driver’s license when she ran a red light at South Cobb Drive and King Springs Road, hitting Kimberly Islas’ Honda Civic that was turning.

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Kimberly Islas, 21, was killed in a DUI accident Saturday in Cobb County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Taylor wasn’t able to keep her balance when talking to officers right after the crash, according to a warrant. She told cops she had taken four prescription pills 45 minutes before the crash.

Her license was suspended in 2000 for a DUI charge, police said. She had no insurance nor registration and was driving with a fake tag at the time of the crash.

Islas’ family previously told Channel 2 Action News that the young woman was attending Atlanta Technical College with plans of becoming a nurse.

“It’s just not fair,” aunt Jessicia Barron told Channel 2. “It’s not fair. It happens to people who are trying to be on a good path.”

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