Teen driver charged in crash that hit house, killing 2 juveniles

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A teen driver is facing charges in connection with a Wednesday crash that killed two juveniles inside.

The 17-year-old female faces preliminary charges that include criminal recklessness resulting in death.

Sheriff’s deputies said the vehicle was headed west bound on County Road 300 North on Wednesday evening when for some reason the vehicle lost control, went through a ditch, a grass field and then into the house.

In the house at the time were 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton and three juveniles. Deputies say the two who were killed on impact were children.

Fullerton was transported to an Indianapolis hospital by helicopter. The third juvenile was not injured.

An earlier version of this story stated that the teen driver had tested positive for opioids and faced charges that include operating while intoxicated causing death and operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says its detectives “misspoke” regarding the positive presence of opioids, saying those test results remain pending. The charges against the teen have been changed to reflect a statement from the sheriff’s office.

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