Driver in fatal Monroe prom night crash on house arrest

The Butler County Sheriffs Office said Chynna Brandon was driving this 2013 Tesla when it veered off the right side of Millikin Road.

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The Butler County Sheriffs Office said Chynna Brandon was driving this 2013 Tesla when it veered off the right side of Millikin Road.

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.

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Chynna Brandon, charged with aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of assault, also was 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.

He said the teen surrendered her driver’s license this morning.

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

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

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Brandon 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, 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, Brandon 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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