The Clinton County Sheriff's Office said the teenager was arrested and they have asked the prosecutor to charge her with criminal recklessness resulting in death. If toxicology tests confirm their suspicions, she may also be charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.
The driver, who was not identified because of her age, lost control of the auto she was driving around 9 p.m. Wednesday and flew over a ditch before crashing into the living room of a home in the 4900 block of West County Road 300 North, WTHR reported.
Clinton County Chief Deputy Joseph Mink said they believe the vehicle was headed west on County Road 300 North when the 17-year-old driver lost control.
They were 17 and 9-years old, and they were watching television in the living room when the vehicle crashed into the house, killing them on impact. They were killed on impact, authorities said.
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Bridget Fullerton's brother, Tim Slaugtherbuck, posted a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the family in their time of need.
There were four people inside the house at the time, 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton and three children. Fullerton was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition. The driver told police that she was going about 80 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Dennis was not home when it happened. They were treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and released, the news site reported. She is now being held at the Delaware County Correctional Facility.
The home has major damage, and local members of the Fullerton's church secured their home.
The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Alia Sierra, lost control and drove through a ditch before hitting the home.