School mourns 2 teen girls killed in crash involving state trooper

Kylie Lindsey, 17, and Isabella Chinchilla, 16, died when the car they were passengers in slammed into a state trooper patrol car.


BREMEN, Ga. -- Students and staff at a Georgia high school are mourning the deaths of two teenage girls who were been killed in a highway crash involving a Georgia State Patrol car, CBS46 in Atlanta reports.

Authorities say the State Patrol Dodge Charger and a Nissan Sentra carrying the teenagers collided around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Carroll County.

The two girls who died, who were passengers in the Nissan, were identified as 17-year-old Kylie Hope Lindsey; and 16-year-old Isabella Alise Chinchilla.

State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry said two teenage boys in the Nissan were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Friends and classmates at South Paulding High School were in shock, CBS46 reported.

"I'm really upset, honestly," said Jessica Pagliarulo, a close friend of Lindsey. "This whole situation is just devastating. It really makes me feel sick."

"It just makes you think how someone's life can go that fast. It's very crazy. It makes you speechless," said Taylor Gienapp, a senior.

Perry tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Trooper Anthony J. Scott was on patrol but not answering any emergency calls at the time. Authorities say he was treated at a Carrollton hospital and later released.

The collision remained under investigation. Perry said preliminary findings show the Nissan turned into the path of the patrol car.

Funerals for both teenagers will be Thursday at West Ridge Church in Dallas, CBS46 reported.