Court: Teen who killed 2 in crash will be tried as adult

August 7, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled a central Indiana woman will stand trial as an adult for charges stemming from a crash when she was 17 that killed two sisters in their home.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports the ruling Monday means Alia Sierra, now 18, will be tried on charges including reckless homicide, causing death while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, criminal recklessness and criminal mischief.

The July 13, 2017 crash killed 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton when Sierra’s car crashed into the living room of their home near Frankfort. The girls’ mother was also injured in the crash. A third child wasn’t hurt.

Authorities have said Sierra had opiates in her system and was driving 107 mph when then crash occurred.


Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com

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