17-year-old driver possibly impaired

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An Indiana teenager is facing charges after authorities said she slammed a vehicle into a home in rural Fullerton while high on opiates and speeding, killing two sisters who were watching TV inside, according to multiple reports.

When sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, they found a white vehicle inside the living room.

There were four people inside the house at the time - 37-year-old Bridget Fullerton and three children.

Haleigh Fullerton, 17, and her nine-year-old sister Callie, were in the living room watching television when the crash happened. They were killed on impact.

Family members described the sisters as "beautiful ladies" who "touched every heart they came in contact with" on a GoFundMe page set up to support the family. The father, Dennis, was not home when it happened. Their mother Bridget was walking into the room just as the vehicle came crashing into the house. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Investigators said the five kids in the car-ages 12 to 17-were all taken to the hospital.

Investigators say there were three other juveniles in the vehicle at the time of the crash, treated for non-life threatening injuries at the scene.

The girls were inside of a Clinton County home when a teen driver lost control of her vehicle around 9:30 p.m.

It was reported at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the driver had tested positive for opiates at the scene, but Mink said they "misspoke" and that the were still waiting on blood and urine tests before determining if the driver was under any influence. Officials believe the driver may have been under the influence of opioids at the time, but the speculation has not yet been confirmed.

Rob Johnston, a neighbor, said he could hear the screams from his home.

The Clinton County sheriff's department says the 17-year-old driver was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness.

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