A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is en route to Rochester to investigate a crash that killed three siblings and injured another boy as they were boarding their school bus.
The children were crossing from a mobile home park to board their Tippecanoe Valley school bus on Tuesday morning when a pickup truck hit them.
Twin 6-year-old boys, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl were killed at the scene. Eleven-year-old Maverik Lowe was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment.
The truck’s driver, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd was arrested and charged with reckless homicide and passing a school bus with its stop arm extended. She’s out of jail on bond.
A spokesperson for the NTSB says it’s investigating the crash as an isolated incident and looking into the safety of children getting on and off buses. The team will meet with State Police Wednesday afternoon.