National News

Court docs: Teen driver in deadly Clinton Co. crash was going 107mph when she left the road

Posted August 18

— The 17-year-old girl accused of crashing into a Clinton County home and killing two sisters was going over 100 mph and had was driving under the influence when she left the road, according to court documents.

Alia Sierra is facing ten felony charges, including two counts of reckless homicide for the July 12 crash that killed Haleigh Fullerton, 17, and Callie Fullerton, 8.

Sierra is also facing multiple felony charges of operating a vehicle under the influence. According to court documents, a urine screen showed that she tested positive for opiates after the crash.

Detectives determined she was driving 107 mph when she went off the road, through a ditch and field before crashing into the Fullerton's residence.

Four teens between the ages of 12 and 17 were also in the car with Sierra at the time of the crash. The front passenger told detectives that he asked Sierra to slow down before they hit a bump that sent them off the roadway.

Another passenger in the back seat told detectives that he had asked Sierra to let him out of the car several times because she was going too fast. He said Sierra called her car "the beast" and talked about how fast it would go before the crash.

Sierra is facing the following felony charges:

Two counts reckless homicide, two counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, two counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, one count causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated, one count causing serious bodily injury while under the influence of a controlled substance, one count criminal recklessness, one count criminal mischief.

Sierra's next court date is scheduled for October.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all