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Bellbrook Family Fights for Justice
BELLBROOK -- There is a fight for justice for three Bellbrook teens killed in a tragic crash last November.
We were the first to tell you about one victim's family taking the case to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
But now, after meeting with Attorney General Mike DeWine, their plans have changed.
"I miss her tremendously, more than words can ever tell," said Lisa Sikorski.
A year later and the pain is still raw.
Her niece Julianna Hawk was the youngest of three girls killed, when the driver of the truck they were riding in, Jesse Whitaker, went off the road and hit a tree.
17-year-old Sophie Kerrigan and 16-year-old Sklyar Kooken also died in the crash.
Whitaker faces vehicular homicide and manslaughter charges in the juvenile court system.
"In order to kill three girls instantly and to speed and nine months in a juvie detention center just doesn't match the crime at all," Lisa said.
That's why Lisa went to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
She says Sugarcreek Township Police should have tested Whitaker for drugs, especially after she says they found paraphernalia in the truck.
"They didn't do any field sobriety test, which right there would have changed the outcome of this case," said Sikorski.
An outcome that can't be changed now, but she hopes by bringing in the Attorney General it can be changed for the future.
"If he's aware of it then potentially some of the training for the police departments will get changed; any changes that he will make from that point on using this as an example will be a step in the right direction," said Sikorski.
Lisa plans to be at the police department Wednesday afternoon. We'll check in with her after to find out what happened.
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