Alyssa L. Shepherd was arrested for her involvement in an Indiana crash that killed 3 kids.

Indiana State Police

Woman Arrested After Crash Kills 3 Indiana Kids Waiting For School Bus

October 30, 2018 - 6:28 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An Indiana woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a car crash that killed three children and wounded an 11-year-old boy, according to police. 

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after she allegedly disregarded a school bus's stop sign and drove into four children attempting to board a school bus that morning, according to Indiana State police. 

Around 7:15 a.m., the four kids were waiting for a school bus in rural Rochester, Ind., when the bus rolled up, activated its stop arms and exterior lights and waited for the kids. But as the kids attempted to cross the street, they were struck by Shepherd's 2017 Toyota Tacoma, according to police. 

Two six-year-old twin brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, were killed in the crash, along with their sister, 9-year-old Alivia Stahl, police said. An 11-year-old boy was flown to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne in critical condition. 

Shepherd was charged with three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus and causing injury. She is being held in Fulton County jail in leiu of a $15,000 bond.