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NTSB Sending Team To Indiana Crash Site Near School Bus Stop

October 31, 2018 - 7:17 am

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending a team of investigators to the scene where a pickup truck struck and killed three young siblings as they crossed a northern Indiana road to board a school bus.

The NTSB said in a tweet that the "Go-Team" should arrive in Rochester, Indiana, on Wednesday.

State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum says the siblings and an 11-year-old boy were struck about 7 a.m. Tuesday, before sunrise, as they were crossing a two-lane road near Rochester to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus. He says 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle died at the scene along with their 9-year-old sister.

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Slocum says the injured boy underwent surgery at a Fort Wayne hospital.

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

The driver of the pickup, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester, has been was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus when arm signal device is extended, causing bodily injury.

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