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Teen Faces Ten Felonies In Crash That Killed Two Clinton County Sisters

Alia Sierra, 17, has been formally charged in adult court after police say she tested positive for opiates after the fatal crash.

FRANKFORT, Ind. – A teenage girl faces ten felony counts as an adult after investigators say she crashed her car into a house and killed two young girls.

Alia Sierra, 17, of Frankfort made her first appearance Friday morning in Clinton County Circuit Court and faces the following charges:

  • Two counts of reckless homicide
  • Two counts of causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance in the blood
  • Two counts of causing death while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated
  • One count of causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated
  • One count of causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle with a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance in the blood
  • One count of criminal recklessness
  • One count of criminal mischief

Sierra’s bond is set at $12,000.  The judge has required that she be placed on in-home detention and receive counseling if she is released.

Prosecutors say Sierra lost control of her car while driving on County Road 300 North on July 12.  The car went off the road and crashed into the living room of a house where 17-year-old Haleigh and 8-year-old Callie Fullerton were killed while sitting on a couch.  Their mother, 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton, was also injured inside the home.

Investigators say Sierra was driving more than 100 miles an hour when her car left the roadway.  Court documents say she tested positive for opiates shortly after the crash.

 

Photo: RTV6 / Clinton County Sheriff’s Department

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