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Ex-State Trooper Indicted In Crash That Killed Two Teens

The attorney representing the former state trooper who was indicted Thursday by a Carroll County grand jury for his alleged role in a crash almost exactly two years ago that resulted in the death of two teenagers tells WLBB Radio that he plans to file a motion to quash the indictment within the next several days.
 
A.J. Scott was indicted Thursday on two counts of vehicular homicide in the second degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, violating oath of office and one count each of speeding and reckless driving.
 
Serious injury by vehicle and violation of oath of office are felonies.
 
"Our motion to quash will refer back to a hearing several weeks ago about whether the state would even be allowed to present to the grand jury. At that time, Judge A. Quillian Baldwin, Jr. ruled in our favor from the bench," Villa Rica based attorney Mac Pilgrim explained to WLBB's News Director, Colin E. Worthington in an exclusive interview. "However, before that order was able to be memorialized, Judge Baldwin fell ill-- and was unable to complete the task. Chief Judge John Simpson reviewed the transcript and he reversed Judge Baldwin's oral decision and denied our motion."
 
Judge Simpson's action cleared the way for the state to present their case against Scott to the grand jury Thursday.
 
"That action was very rare," Pilgrim claims. "Attorneys who have practiced many more years than I have commented to me throughout this process that they have never dealt with anything like this-- nothing in this particular order or manner or pattern. So, yes-- it is very unusual."
 
Scott is alleged to have been traveling in his GSP vehicle at 90 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, five seconds before the crash-- and around 66 mph at the time of impact. The crash occurred around 11:30pm. The teen victims were in a vehicleattempting to turn left from Ga. 1/U.S. 27 onto Holly Springs Drive in Carroll County when the crash happened.

Georgia Public Safety Public Information Officer Capt. Mark S. Perry said in a news release in 2015: "TFC Scott was operating his vehicle without emergency equipment activated and was not responding to an emergency situation. 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 October 7, 2015.”
 
The crash resulted in the death of 17-year old Kylie Hope Lindsey and 16-year old Isabella Alise Chinchilla. Two other teens in the vehicle were injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Pilgrim says his client found work "out of the area" folowing his termination from the Georgia State Patrol. Scott is also a city councilman for the city of Buchanan.

"Obvioulsy my client is disappointed with today's indictment," Pilgrim said. "He's always shown remorse and feelings for the victims and their families. He still extends that. He's always said to me that there is no winner in this situation."
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