A Frankfort teenager is being held in the Delaware County Correctional Facility after the car she was driving hit a house and killed two teenagers Wednesday night in the 4900 block of West County Road 300 North in rural Frankfort.
Alia Sierra, 17, has been preliminarily charged with two counts of OWI Causing Death and one count of OWI Causing Bodily Injured. She was the driver of the vehicle that was west bound on County Road 300 North. For some unknown reason lost control of the vehicle, going through a ditch and grassy field before hitting the house at approximately 9:26 p.m. Wednesday.
In the home at the time at the crash was Bridget Fullerton, 37, who was taken to an Indianapolis hospital via air ambulance. She is currently listed in stable condition. Others in the home were three juvenile children, two of which were killed on impact. They have been identified as 17-year-old Haleigh Fullerton and 8-year-old Callie Fullerton. The other child was not injured.
Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said there were five people in the vehicle all between the ages of 12 to 16 except for Sierra. Persons in the vehicle were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries and were released.
“This is very traumatic for the county and for everyone involved,” said Major Joe Mink of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s just hard to swallow. It’s a very traumatic event on the whole department, the firemen and the emergency responders. I can’t give them enough credit.”
Detective Matt Feterick of the Sheriff’s Office said Sierra admitted she was driving around 80 miles an hour which caused the car to go airborne. She also admitted she had taken opiates before the crash.
Clinton County Coroner Amanda Abbott said an autopsy on the two victims will be Sunday. Even though both victims were pronounced dead at the scene, the exact cause of death is still unknown.
The home has major damage. Local members of the church came to the scene to secure the home.
Sheriff officials stated this is an active investigation and all information will be sent to the Clinton County Prosecutor for review.
Because of the tragedy last night, there will be a Candlelight Vigil for the Fullerton Family at Cornerstone Church, 5641 W. Mulberry Jefferson Road, Frankfort, at 6 p.m. tonight for all who would like to come and pray for the family.