NORTH FORSYTH — A grand jury has indicted a former North Forsyth High student on several counts, including first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, for a single-vehicle wreck that killed a classmate this spring.
Adam Robert Joseph Di Millo of Cumming faces two counts of driving under the influence and three counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, according to the Nov. 10 indictment provided by Greg Allen, clerk of superior and state courts.
He was driving a pickup truck that spun out of control in the early morning hours of June 1 after entering a curve at a high rate of speed, causing the back of the truck to hit a telephone pole.
Paul Louis Castell Jr. of Dawsonville, who was sitting in the back seat without a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and died on scene, according to previous reports by the Forsyth County News. Both were 17 years old at the time.
According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office’s initial reports, the crash occurred about 1:18 a.m. on Kelly Mill Road at Rockingham Run, near Post Road and the Telfair subdivision. That was shortly after the two teens and three other passengers had left a party that reportedly involved as many as 60 minors and alcohol.
Di Millo was also indicted for reckless driving and possession of alcohol. He apparently had been on probation for two incidents also involving alcohol.
He was cited for possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor at a Forsyth County school on the morning of Feb. 3 and was released to his parents. Shortly after, Di Millo was seen walking along a road. Authorities charged him with pedestrian under the influence after determining he had left home while still intoxicated.
According to the school system at the time, Castell Jr. was a rising senior at North, where he played lacrosse and ran cross country. Di Millo had left the school in the spring.
He and three other male passengers, ages 15, 17 and 18, were taken to North Fulton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One of the other passengers was also a rising senior at North. The other two had left the school district earlier in the year.