An Indiana teenager is facing charges after authorities said she slammed a vehicle into a home in rural Fullerton while high on opiates and speeding, killing two sisters who were watching TV inside, according to multiple reports. Investigators say the girl's vehicle slammed into the home on Wednesday night, July 12th.
The driver, who was not identified because of her age, lost control of the vehicle 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.
Four people were inside at the time, including the homeowners, Dennis and Bridget Fullerton; Bridget, who is 37 years old, was flown to the hospital. Two children were pronounced dead at the scene. She was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with unknown injuries.
Family members identified the victims as Haleigh and Callie Fullerton.
Two sisters, 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie, were watching television when the vehicle crashed into the house.
Pastor Brad Fullerton, their grandfather, said "my heart says there's no need to get up, but they're in heaven".More news: De Grasse wins 200m to book Diamond League finals spot
The family's son was upstairs at the time of the crash, and he was uninjured. Their mother Bridget was walking into the room just as the auto came crashing into the house. It is unknown at this time what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and travel 100 feet off the roadway at 80 miles per hour.
In total, there were five kids between the ages of 12 and 17 inside the white vehicle when it crashed. They were treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and released, the news site reported. Detectives say there's no indication the driver knew anyone in the home.
But so far, the teen has only been charged with criminal recklessness, resulting in death.
"We were just relaxing eating some apple streusel and we heard a bang, ran over there and tried to assist", said Johnston.
The prosecutor's office will determine if the 17-year-old driver will face charges as an adult.
Officials said counseling would be available for first responders and investigators.