Woman charged after 3 siblings struck and killed while boarding school bus

Woman charged after 3 siblings struck and killed while boarding school bus

Woman charged after 3 siblings struck and killed while boarding school bus

"What do you tell your little brother when he's just lost three of his children to someone's negligence?"

30, Alyssa Shepherd bonded out of police custody at the Fulton County Jail.

Indiana State Police say the children were at a Tippecanoe Valley school bus stop near 4600 N State Road 25 when they were hit by a vehicle.

Those who live in the area said they've anxious about the safety of the bus stop in the past.

Shepherd, who is the mother to two young girls herself, works at the Faith Outreach Center in Rochester, Indiana where she has a role as the Children's director.

The investigation further revealed that in 2013, Shepherd had been ticketed and charged with excessive speeding on a highway traveling at 85 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.

Indiana State Police arrested Alyssa L. Shepherd, 24, on Tuesday afternoon before laying charges including reckless homicide. She was released on a $15,000 bond, according to Jail Commander Catherine Collins, and is scheduled to make her first court appearance November 13. She later bonded out, according to authorities. If found guilty, she could face up to 18 years in prison, reported ABC 57.

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Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester, Indiana was arrested on October 30, 2018, hours after she allegedly struck four children as they crossed a street to their school bus in the town.

A school bus was at the stop with a flashing stop sign displayed when the fatal crash happened, police say, according to NBC Chicago.

Three children were killed after being hit by a vehicle while boarding a school bus Tuesday morning in Indiana.

Xzavier, Mason and Alivia died at the scene.

An 11-year-old boy who was not related to the deceased children was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne. "He has multiple broken bones but my last report is that he is conscious, so that's a good thing".

Xzavier, Mason and Alivia attended Mentone Elementary School.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. said in a statement posted on Facebook that counselors had been dispatched to its schools to help students, staff and parents.

Police are continuing their investigations.

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