ROCHESTER, Ind. – The driver in a fatal crash that killed three children from the same family and injured a fourth boy has been charged.
Alyssa Shepherd, 24, of Rochester, was charged with reckless homicide and passing a school bus, authorities said.
Six-year-old twin boys, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their sister Alivia Stahl, 9, were hit while boarding the school bus near 4600 N. State Road 25 in Rochester, Ind.
Maverik Lowe, 11, survived the accident but was seriously injured. He was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. Police said he suffered broken bones but was conscious. He was expected to undergo surgery Tuesday afternoon.
Shepard was driving the pickup truck in the opposite direction when it struck the students. Police said the "stop" arm on the bus was out at the time.
Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Xzavier, Mason and Alivia attended Mentone Elementary School. Maverik attended Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.
Shepherd is being held on bond in the Fulton County Jail.
A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Xzavier, Mason and Alivia, and another GoFundMe has been set up for Maverik and his family.