NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

NTSB sending team to IN crash site where 3 siblings were killed

Detectives were interviewing witnesses and a crash reconstruction team was at the scene near Rochester, about 100 miles north of Indianapolis.

"Other committee members will include school transportation officials, bus drivers and the president of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation Board of School Trustees".

A GoFundMe has been set up for Maverik and his family.

The crash happened Tuesday morning in Rochester, which is west of Fort Wayne.

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

This was the worst US school bus accident since November 21, 2016, when six children were killed in Tennessee as a bus driver was going 50mph on a narrow road and lost control of the wheel. Shepherd was being held at Fulton County Jail, with a surety bond of $15,000, state police said.

Effective November 1, 2018 Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation will relocate the bus stop on State Road 25 into the Meiser Park. So far, he's undergone three surgeries, his mother said, and has a long recovery ahead.

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Police say two of the children were 6-year-old twins, WSBT reported, and they were with their 9-year-old sister.

Xzavier, Mason and Alivia attended Mentone Elementary School.

Alyssa L. Shepherd, 24, has been charged with reckless homicide.

A nine year-old girl shielded her six year-old twin brothers from a driver who killed all three as they got on their school bus.

Slocum said the scene was horrific, even for seasoned law enforcement officers. Police said he suffered broken bones but was conscious. Slocum said the boy who survived was not related to the children who were killed.

According to published reports, police said the bus had its stop arm out at the time, and the pickup truck did not stop. Their names and ages have not been released. "We all have a responsibility to share the roadway and we're all responsible for making sure our children get to and from school safely". The family of Maverik Lowe released a statement on Wednesday saying, "We would like to thank those who have prayed for our family and the families of those involved in yesterday's tragedy".

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