FULTON COUNTY, Ind. — Opening statements begin in the trial of a woman accused of killing three children at a school bus stop in Indiana.
Alyssa Shepherd was driving a pickup truck before dawn Oct. 30, 2018 when she struck four children who were crossing a two-lane road to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus near Rochester.
Six-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, were killed. Maverik Lowe, 11, survived the accident but was seriously injured.
Shepherd told police she saw red lights flashing, but didn’t realize it was a school bus until the kids were in front of her.
She is charged with reckless homicide and passing a school bus, authorities said.
If convicted, Shepherd faces a maximum sentence of 21 and a half years in prison.