Friday, October 5, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- An 18-year-old Lawrenceville resident has been charged with vehicular homicide in a crash last week that killed a revered Buford High School graduate and son of a coach.
Caylie Edge was booked at the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday, hours after the victim, Devin Durden, 21, succumbed to injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center that included a severed spine.
The vehicular homicide charge is a misdemeanor in this case because the alleged crime was not committed in conjunction with a felony or high-level violation of a traffic law.
Edge is also charged with failure to yield, a misdemeanor. She posted $32,450 bond and was released from jail later Thursday.
The crash happened about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 near the Mall of Georgia.
According to a preliminary investigation, Edge turned left in a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer into the path of Durden, who was riding a 2005 Yamaha R1 south on Ga. Highway 20 near Gravel Springs Road. Durden spent more than a week in the ICU before dying in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Jail records list Edge as a Georgia Gwinnett College student.
On the football field, Durden played tight end for three seasons at Air Force before deciding recently to enlist for active duty. The 2009 Buford grad and three-time scholar-athlete was a key player on the Wolves' 2007 and 2008 state championship football teams.
Durden is the son of Gene Durden, Buford's head girls basketball coach. He also played high school basketball for the Wolves, but made his biggest mark in football.
Visitation for Durden will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Flanigan's Funeral Home, and the funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at Buford First Baptist Church.