Two juveniles dead after vehicle runs into Clinton County house

Carla Harmon
July 17, 2017

Two young sisters were killed on Wednesday when a vehicle driven by a teen, who was allegedly high on opiates, crashed into their living room while they were watching TV together.

When sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, they found a white vehicle inside the living room.

Seventeen-year-old Haleigh Fullerton and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton were watching TV in the room and were killed instantly.

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.

Bridget Fullerton's brother, Tim Slaugtherbuck, posted a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the family in their time of need.

Authorities say the 17-year-old driver was speeding along the 55-mph road, going around 80, when she went off the street, flew over a hill and went airborne - causing her to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the front of the house.

The family's son was upstairs at the time of the crash, and he was uninjured. The auto went through a ditch before running into the house near Frankfort Wednesday night.

Five juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 17 were inside the vehicle. She also told deputies that she had taken opiates before the accident, the news site reported. They were all treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Blood tests were conducted but the results are not yet available.

"Of all the trees and other obstacles in that yard, the vehicle managed to clear them all without striking any of them and managed to strike this house which was well off the roadway", said Sgt. Matt Feterick of the Clinton County Sheriff's Office.

"We were just relaxing eating some apple streusel and we heard a bang, ran over there and tried to assist", said Johnston.

The Clinton County sheriff's department says the 17-year-old driver was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness.

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