Clinton County, Indiana — Two young sisters were killed Wednesday night when a car crashed into their living room as they sat watching TV together. According to reports, the car had been driven by an teen under the influence of an opiate.
Around 9:30pm local time, Fullerton sisters, Haleigh 17, and Callie, 9, were watching television in the family’s living room when a 17-year-old driver crashed into their home, pinning them underneath the vehicle. According to authorities, they died instantly.
Authorities say the driver was doing 80-mph in a 55-mph zone when she failed to navigate a turn. Her car veered off the street, launched over a hill, and ended up going through the front of the house. The force of the vehicle’s impact was enough to knock the home off its foundation.
The Fullerton girls’ mother, Bridget, also suffered injuries, but they are not life threatening.
In the car with the driver were five minors. They were all treated for minor injuries, including the driver.
Authorities say that the driver was charged with criminal recklessness, resulting in death, but that she could face more serious charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, if the toxicology reports confirm the presence of drugs. She is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family. The description on the page reads: “These two beautiful ladies were taken too soon and while their time on this earth was short they touched every hear they came in contact with.”
Images of the house in the aftermath of the crash can be seen in the video below.
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