Woman Arrested After Crash Kills 3 Indiana Kids Waiting For School Bus

Woman Arrested After Crash Kills 3 Indiana Kids Waiting For School Bus

Woman Arrested After Crash Kills 3 Indiana Kids Waiting For School Bus

Indiana State Police confirm three children have been struck and killed while boarding a bus on S.R. 25 at C.R. 400 North at 7:30 a.m. near Rochester. She stayed home from school because she had a doctor's appointment.

The state police initially tweeted about the crash shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, saying the agency was "investigating a fatal crash in Fulton County".

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Alivia Stahl died trying to protect Xzavier and Mason Ingle after driver Alyssa Shepherd attempted to pass their bus in Rochester, Indiana, Tuesday morning. A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital.

The three children who died are from the same family.

Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the Rochester School Corporation, the Rochester and Mentone Fire Departments, Lutheran EMS and the Fulton County Coroner's Office.

However, Rick Roberts, 58, who lives several houses down from where the accident occurred, said speeding vehicles are common on that stretch of roadway.

The children's classmate and neighbor, 11-year-old Maverik Lowe, was also hit by the truck and suffered multiple broken bones.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to IN to help investigate the crash, the agency said.

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He said that the deaths happened in an area that had prompted complaints from parents because the students had to walk across a busy road. Their names and ages have not been released.

"It's an unspeakable tragedy", said Sgt Tony Slocum.

In addition, I am establishing a transportation safety review committee which will examine all of our bus stop locations to ensure our children are transported safely.

This was in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation area.

The four students had to cross State Road 25 in order to board their bus.

Slocum told the media gathered at the scene that the school bus driver had followed all necessary protocol.

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