State trooper fired after fatal Carroll County crash

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. -- The trooper involved in a crash that killed two teens and injured two others in Carroll County has been fired, Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed on Friday.

Officials said Trooper First Class A.J. Scott was driving over 90 mph while not on an emergency call just before he struck a vehicle carrying Kylie Lindsay, 17, Isabella Chinchilla, 16, and two other teens.

The speed limit at the area was 55 mph. Investigators found that he was traveling about 65 miles per hour when he struck the other vehicle killing Lindsay and Chinchilla.

"Based upon information gathered during the investigation, an adverse action has been proposed against TFC Scott terminating his employment with the Georgia Department of Public Safety effective Oct. 7, 2015," Capt. Mark S. Perry said in a statement.

The findings will be referred to the Coweta Judicial Circuit for further review after the investigation is complete.


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