FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – Three siblings were killed and killed by a pickup truck while embarking on a school…
FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – Three siblings were killed and killed by a pickup truck while embarking on a school bus early Tuesday morning in Fulton County.
The driver of the truck, Alyssa Shepherd, 24, in rural Rochester, arrested Tuesday afternoon. She has been accused of three counts of negligent murder and a bill about passing a school bus with her safety arm extended and causing injury.
The shepherd bound from the Fulton County Failure Tuesday evening.
The crash occurred around 7:1
5 in the 4660 block in Indiana 25.
The three children, however, died from the same family. They have been identified as 6-year-old twin boys Xzavier Ingle and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl.
“He did not lose a child, he lost all his children,” said their uncle Elgin Ingle. “What do you say to your little brother, how do you say to your little brother it will be better? You can not.”
A fourth child was injured and raised to a Fort Wayne hospital. He was identified as 11-year-old Maverik Lowe. He suffered several broken bones and injuries. The police say he was aware of the hospital and is not related to the other children who fought.
“This school has been warned, there has been a problem we’ve said this before,” said Ingle. “They have made complaints, other parents. It is not safe to walk a child over a highway, especially then everyone will work at that time.”
The police have confirmed that the children boarded the bus and the stop arm was out at the time. A 2017 Toyota Tacoma led the opposite direction beat the kids.
At least three children were on the bus at that time.
Police say crash that killed 3 is the most heartbreaking accident at one time
The area where the crash occurred is in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. The police confirm the deceased siblings who participated in the Mentone Elementary School in nearby Kosciusko County.
Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation released the following statement after the crash:
Our school company has suffered a tragedy this morning. We have learned of three student deaths and a student seriously injured and air transported to a Fort Wayne hospital as they were affected by a vehicle while embarking on their bus.
We have used all school advisors to meet our staff, students and parents’ emotional needs.
We are waiting to learn more confirmed details but want to ask the community to come together to pray for the families, our students and our staff.
Indiana Gov Eric J. Holcomb released the following statement early Tuesday afternoon:
Words can not express the depth of sorrow Janet and I feel that fade only in comparison to what family, friends, teachers, classmates and society feeling right now. Today, and too many more to come, we deliver their loss. I ask Hoosiers about participating in us by sending your deepest prayers for the strength required to endure such a time.
A neighbor who did not want to identify reports that heard the bus horn Tuesday morning. After her dogs started to work strangely, she went out to see what was happening.
“I went up to one of the tenants in the trailer’s park. And I asked,” What happened? “I turned off my phone directly because I did not … I did not want to videotape it. Three – I will not say its name – Three of her children were killed immediately, said the neighbor.
The neighbor believes that tracking is a major problem on her Indiana-25 stretch. She said that her son was successful in the past while he entered the driveway.
“Hopefully today’s accident has some kind of positive result to get this slow down here because it’s crazy, “she said.” It’s crazy that three children have to die. It should not have happened. “