NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

WNDU reports police confirm the stop-arm on the bus was out at the time of the incident. He said parents complained that it was risky for children to cross a highway where vehicles routinely travel at 50 to 60 miles per hour.

Following Tuesday's hearing, an arrest warrant was issued for Shepherd, who was charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of disregarding a stop sign and causing injury.

"Dad was out here having to identify his young children that were just a few hours earlier getting ready to go to school", Indiana State Police Sgt.

Slocum didn't say which school the children attend.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum said the tragedy had left even hardened emergency service workers in tears.

"I'm just trying to make sense of all of it".

"To her I say, way to be a badass, man". At the time of the accident, she had stayed home from school so that she could go to the doctor's office, Elgin revealed.

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The driver of the vehicle that hit them, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd, has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide as well as a misdemeanor for passing a stopped school bus.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Xzavier, Mason and Alivia's family and Maverik and his family.

An 11-year-old student who is not related to the siblings was also struck by the pickup and was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, including multiple broken bones, according to Slocum.

According to IN law, vehicles must stop upon meeting, from either direction, a school bus that is stopped for loading or unloading children and displays or has recently displayed a stop signal arm.

Slocum said authorities were interviewing the driver, but that it was unclear if she would face charges in the deaths.

Three children who were from the same family died at the scene - twin six-year-old boys and their nine-year-old sister. The school bus was from the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

The school said it has deployed counselors to help staff, students and parents.

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