FRANKFORT, Ind. -- The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a woman charged in connection with a crash when she was 17 years old that killed two Clinton County sisters will stand trial as an adult.
Alia Sierra, now 18, is facing multiple charges in connection with the July 13, 2017, crash that killed 17-year-old Haleigh and 9-year-old Callie Fullerton and injured their mother.
Her charges were initially waived to adult court, but her attorney had challenged the order back in December, according to the Journal & Courier.
Monday, the court of appeals upheld the initial ruling.
Court records show Sierra was driving 107 mph when she lost control and went off the road, through a ditch and field before crashing into the living room of the Fullerton's home near Frankfort.
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.
Sierra also tested positive for opiates after the crash.
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