What started like any other normal day ended in tragedy for the family of three children killed in an early morning accident as they waited for their school bus to arrive. Four students were hit, according to Indiana State Police. While three were killed, the fourth child was airlifted to a local hospital.
Police say a school bus was stopped with the stop arm and exterior lighting activated in front of a mobile home park. As the children crossed the road to get on the bus, they were struck by a Toyota Tacoma that was being driven by twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Shepherd.
Alivia Stahl, nine, and her twin brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, six, were all pronounced dead at the scene. An eleven-year-old student was also hit and remains in the hospital.
Police arrested the driver at her place of employment. She's charged with three counts of felony reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus with the stop arm extended, causing injury.