Three children killed while boarding school bus in Indiana

Three children killed while boarding school bus in Indiana

Three children killed while boarding school bus in Indiana

Three young siblings were struck by a vehicle and killed at an IN school bus stop on Tuesday morning, and the suspected driver was arrested, state police said.

Alivia Stahl died trying to protect Xzavier and Mason Ingle after driver Alyssa Shepherd attempted to pass their bus in Rochester, Indiana, Tuesday morning.

The family of 6-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl are now left grappling with the sudden and horrific loss. "How do you tell your little brother it'll get better?"

A fourth boy, 11 year-old Maverick Lowe, was thrown 30 feet in the air by the impact of the auto and left with multiple broken bones after the Tuesday morning accident in Rochester, Indiana. Slocum told the outlet that the tragedy should serve as a wake-up call. "It was a tough day to watch the emotions that these family members had to go through and a tough day for first responders. I haven't seen troopers cry in a long time, but when the father had to come out and identify his children, it was excruciating".

The crash happened at the bus stop near the 4600 block of North State Road 25 in Fulton County, Indiana, according to a statement issued shortly before 8 Indiana State Police.

Shepherd stayed at the scene of the crash and was cooperating with investigators, Sgt.

She spent her career working with children, most recently as children's director at Faith Outreach Center in Rochester, reported the South Bend Tribune. She's being held at Fulton County Jail on $15,000 bond, police said.

An uncle of the siblings said the family previously reached out to school officials to say it's not safe for kids to cross the highway, especially at the time of the morning when it's still dark. Police say it's too early to tell if she was speeding. She sets a goal, she goes and gets it. "This is insane that three kids had to die".

Tony Slocum says the siblings and an 11-year-old boy were struck about 7 a.m. Tuesday, before sunrise, as they were crossing a two-lane road near Rochester to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus.

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