FRANKFORT, Indiana — A teenage speed demon allegedly high on drugs, was driving 107 miles per hour when she lost control and crashed into a house, killing two young sisters inside, authorities said.
Alia Sierra, 17, has been charged as an adult and faces homicide charges for the July 12 crash, Indiana prosecutors said.
Sierra had been driving at the extremely high rate of speed with two passengers onboard when she hit a bump and went off a roadway trying to avoid a tree, WXIN-TV reported. Her car, a white Honda Accord, then tore through the living room, killing 17-year-old Haleigh Fullerton and her 8-year-old sister, Callie, as they watched TV.
The girls’ mother, Bridget Fullerton was just heading back into the living room at the time of the crash and was seriously injured but is expected to live.
One of the passengers in Sierra’s car told investigators she warned her to slow down. A boy who was riding in back said he had asked to be let out several times because he was alarmed by Sierra’s driving,
Sierra allegedly kept referring to her car as a “beast,” and told her friends she wanted them to see how fast the car could go.
A drug test showed that Sierra was high on opiates at the time of the crash.
Sierra’s lawyer told WXIN that he planned to appeal the decision to try Sierra as an adult.