Woman charged after three siblings struck and killed while boarding school bus
A woman has been charged after three young siblings were struck and killed as they tried to board a school bus.
Xzavier Ingle, his twin brother, Mason Ingle, both 6, and their sister, Alivia Stahl, 9, all died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash in Rochester, Indiana, US on Tuesday morning.
Indiana State Police arrested Alyssa L. Shepherd, 24, on Tuesday afternoon before laying charges including reckless homicide.
“This was a very bad day for the state of Indiana,” Inspector Sergeant Tony Slocum said.
“First responders don’t usually shed tears at crash scenes but there were some tears shed today and of course they were warranted because our hearts go out to the families involved, to everyone involved.”
Police allege Shepherd passed the bus while the stop arm was extended.
A fourth child, Maverik Lowe, 11, was also injured in the crash and was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
Police say the children were crossing the road to board the empty bus when they were allegedly struck by Shepherd’s Toyota Tacoma.
Police are continuing their investigations.
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed they are also investigating the crash, Fox59 reported.