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Teen driver in fatal prom crash placed on house arrest

Posted at 11:40 AM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 11:41:32-04

MONROE, Ohio -- The 17-year-old Monroe student who was driving the car on prom night that killed a classmate has been placed on house arrest, according to Butler County Juvenile Court records.

The teen, who is charged with aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of assault, was also ordered by the court not to have any contact with the victims and their families and she must surrender her driver’s license, according to Rob Clevenger, court administrator. 

WCPO is not identifying the driver because she is a minor and has been charged in juvenile court.

Clevenger said the teen surrendered her driver’s license Friday morning.

These decisions were announced during a hearing Thursday afternoon before Judge Ronald Craft.

The teen was not in court, but the victims, their families and attorneys attended, according to Clevenger.

The teen was scheduled to appear for arraignment before a Butler County Juvenile Court magistrate on May 24, but Judge Craft granted a motion filed by her attorneys, Chris Pagan and Melynda Cook Howard, moving her appearance to July 16.

Kaylie Jackson

Kaylie Jackson, 17, was a back-seat passenger at the time of the accident, police said. She died just a few days after the crash.

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.

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