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Jury indicts teen in vehicular homicide
A Brunswick man has been indicted in by the Glynn County Grand Jury for allegedly killing a Kingsland woman and leaving her husband with brain damage after crashing his pick-up truck into the couple's car.

The Georgia State Patrol say Kyle Casimir, 19, was trying to commit suicide when he ran into the back of the couple's vehicle Jan. 5, seriously injuring the driver and killing the driver's wife.

Casimir, surviving the crash with little physical injury, is facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, reckless driving, causing serious injury by vehicle and criminal damage to property in the first degree.

The Jan. 15 indictment by the September term of the grand jury alleges that Casimir caused the death of Renee Dowdy, of Kingsland, when he intentionally drove his Dodge Dakota truck into the back of the Buick LaSabre in which Dowdy was a passenger. The vehicle was in the southbound left-turn lane of the Golden Isles Parkway at its intersection with Chapel Crossing Road when it was struck from behind.

Police said Casimir was driving fast enough at the time to kill Dowdy instantly. Her husband, Darryl Dowdy, survived, but suffered broken ribs, two broken arms and a broken right leg in the crash. He was air lifted from the scene to UF Health Jacksonville.

The indictment says Darryl Dowdy also suffered brain contusions, bleeding of the brain and brain damage.

The crash initiated a four car chain reaction, pushing the Dowdy's LaSabre into the three cars waiting in the turning lane in front of it.

Casimir has been in Glynn County Detention Center since Jan. 9 on the vehicular homicide charges.

* Reporter Michael Hall writes about public safety, environment and other local topics. Contact him at mhall@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 320.



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