Trial begins for driver accused of killing Kaylie Jackson on Monroe High School prom night

Posted at 6:56 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 06:56:55-05

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio -- The trial for the teen driver charged in killing her classmate in an April 27 crashwill begin Monday. 

The driver, whom WCPO is not identifying because the driver is a minor and has been charged juvenile court, is accused of killing 17-year-old Kaylie Jackson the evening of Monroe High School’s prom. 

The teen’s trial will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Butler County Juvenile Justice Center. The trial was supposed to begin Nov. 15, but it was delayed because of a power outage.

Police said the 17-year-old was driving a Tesla and speeding near 8200 Millikin Road in Liberty Township when the driver veered into the opposite lane, overcorrected and caused the car to overturn and tumble off the road. 

Jackson died just a few days after the crash. Four students were in the vehicle, including Jackson and the driver.

The driver is charged with with aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of assault. Accident reports show that no use of alcohol or drugs is suspected.

If convicted, the driver could be sentenced to the Juvenile Detention Center in Columbus until her 21st birthday, according to Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser.