3 kids killed, 1 hurt while waiting for school bus in Indiana

WLSThree children were struck and killed and another seriously injured at a school bus stop in Fort Wayne Ind. Oct. 30. 2018

The fourth child was airlifted to a hospital.

Police in IN said the girl and her brothers died at the scene near Rochester, about 100 miles north of Indianapolis. Police identified the children killed as twin 6-year-old boys, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl.

An 11-year-old boy, Maverik Lowe, suffered multiple broken bones and was flown to a local hospital. A warrant for her arrest included "three felony charges of reckless homicide", as well as "a misdemeanor count for passing a school bus, with the stop arm extended, causing injury", IN state police said IN a news release posted on Twitter.

Investigators say around 7:15 a.m. the children's Tippecanoe Valley school bus had its "STOP" arm out on North State Road 25 in Rochester.

Aerial photos from ABC affiliate WLS-TV in Chicago showed a pickup truck with heavy front-end damage at the scene.

The suspect, Alyssa L. Shepherd, 24, was taken into custody around 4 p.m.at her workplace in Rochester, Indiana. Police confirm the deceased siblings attended Mentone Elementary School in nearby Kosciusko County. The arrest warrant alleges three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with the stop arm extended, causing injury. Shepherd was being held at Fulton County Jail, with a surety bond of $15,000, state police said.

"Our school corporation has suffered a tragedy this morning".

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation has not yet responded to that.

The school said it has deployed counselors to help staff, students and parents. "We saw tears today and our hearts just go out to them because most of us have children and we can't imagine the pain that he felt today". He urged IN residents to send their "deepest prayers for the strength needed to endure such a time". "Three - I'm not going to say her name - three of her kids were killed instantly", the neighbor said. She said her son was hit in the past while pulling into the driveway.

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