MONROE, OH (FOX19) - A Monroe High School student has been charged after a prom night crash killed one passenger and injured herself and two others.
The 17-year-old female was driving three classmates to prom on Friday, April 27 on Millikin Road when she lost control of the Tesla and struck a telephone pole, according to the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
Backseat passenger, 17-year-old Kaylie Jackson, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She died as a result of her injuries.
The driver and two other passengers, 17-year-old Tanner Allford and 18-year-old Mitchell Foster Jr., were treated at UC Medical Center and released.
The driver is charged with two counts of vehicular assault and one count of vehicular homicide.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones confirms that excessive speed was the main contributing factor of the crash.
"We've determined that through the data, the measurements and the outline of the scene itself that clearly excessive speed was the most contributing factor in this case," he said.
The school released the following statement:
"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the students and families impacted by the tragic car accident. This situation has obviously caused the students and their loved ones a great deal of pain and sadness. We will continue our efforts to help all of our students recover from this tragedy, and appreciate all those in our community and neighboring school districts for their acts of kindness and support," Superintendent Dr. Phil Cagwin said.
She is scheduled to appear in court on May 24.