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UPDATE: Toxicology Pending in July 22 Double-Fatality Crash in Cobb County

August 10, 2018

ACWORTH, GA. – August 9, 2018 ( A toxicology test will be performed in the case against a driver who caused a double-fatality collision in Cobb County on July 22. The 20-year-old driver has been arrested and admitted to drug use before the crash.*

At approximately 7:42 p.m. on July 22, 24-year-old Allison Anne Carroll, of Powder Springs, Georgia, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape northbound on Mars Hill Road in Acworth, Georgia. Near Newpark Drive, a southbound 2010 Toyota Corolla crossed the centerline of the roadway and crashed into Carroll’s Escape head-on. 

Both Carroll and a 17-year-old girl who was riding in the Toyota, Ashley Bratton, of Acworth, died from their injuries. Carroll was a third-grade teacher at Dowell Elementary School in Cobb County, Georgia, and Bratton was going to be a senior at North Cobb High School. A third teenage passenger was also in the Toyota but was not injured. 

Investigators have discovered that the driver of the Toyota, 20-year-old Braden Palladin Price, of Hiram, Georgia, was traveling at least 78 mph in a 45-mph zone prior to the crash. Data collected from the module showed a speed of 78 mph with the accelerator still being pressed. The airbag control module removed from his vehicle does not record speeds above 78 mph, so Price’s exact speed cannot be determined at this time. 

Price has now been arrested and booked into the Cobb County Jail, where he is being held without bond. According to police, Price admitted to having smoked marijuana the day of the crash. He told police he had “just a few joints” before driving his vehicle that day. A blood sample was collected the day of the crash and sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for analysis. The results are pending. 

Price has been charged with two counts of first-degree homicide, reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain a lane, and driving under the influence of drugs. 

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