Teen Was Driving 107mph When She Killed Sisters: Cops
Alia Sierra has been charged as adult
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2017 10:00 AM CDT
Alia Sierra   (Handout)

(Newser) – The opioid epidemic may have claimed two wholly innocent victims. Police say the 17-year-old who killed two sisters after the car she was driving crashed into the girls' Frankfort, Ind., home in July was high on opiates. RTV6 describes a harrowing lead-up to the crash, citing detectives who say Alia Sierra was driving her 2007 Honda Accord at a speed of 107mph when she left the road and careened through a field and ditch before slamming into the home. She had four teen and pre-teen passengers in the car with her; one told police he asked Sierra to let him out of what she called "the beast" because the speeds were scaring him.

Sierra faces 10 felony charges, including two counts of reckless homicide in connection with the deaths of Haleigh Fullerton, 17, and sister Callie, 8. People reports the girls had been watching TV on the couch; the Journal & Courier says the car entered their home with such force it nearly exited the other side of the living room. Sierra has been charged as an adult and entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on Friday. Her lawyer plans to appeal the adult classification in a bid to get her case pushed back to juvenile court. (This teen who livestreamed a fatal crash says "everybody does it.")

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