2 juveniles killed after car crashes into Clinton County house; teen driver charged

Haleigh and Callie Fullerton were killed in Wednesday night's crash. (Photo provided)
Vigil held for girls killed when car struck house
2 girls killed when car hits house
Two dead in crash in Clinton County
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CLINTON COUNTY (WTHR) – The 17-year-old driver who crashed her car into a Clinton County house, killing two juveniles, is now under arrest.

The teen crashed into the home around 9 p.m. Wednesday, killing two juveniles who were inside the house at the time. She was arrested Thursday afternoon on one count of criminal recklessness.

She was headed westbound on County Road 300 North and lost control, driving through a ditch before crashing into the home's living room. It’s unclear how fast the car was driving at the time, but there are tire tracks in mud leading up to the home and part of the house has been knocked off the foundation from the impact of the hit.

Eyewitness News is not releasing her name at this time because she is also underage.

Dennis and Bridget Fullerton live in the house. Bridget, 37, was taken by helicopter to the hospital. She has since been released. Dennis was not home at the time of the crash.

Meanwhile, a memorial to the children is growing outside the home.

Members of a local church helped clean up on Wednesday night and boarded up the home. People we talked with say they can’t believe what happened.

“I’ve got grandkids and this would be devastating,” said David Hamilton, who lives nearby. “I feel for the family because it affects a lot of people. A lot of people will do some soul searching after this. Awful sad.”

Police say there were five juveniles in the car, including the driver. They were each hurt and went to local hospitals but are expected to survive.