Woman Arrested in Rochester Crash Out of Jail, NTSB Investigating

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, driving in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, struck and killed the children, authorities said.

"How do you decide which child to run to when all of your kids are laid out on the highway?" he asked. She sets a goal, she goes and gets it.

A Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus had stopped and lowered its stop arm around 7 a.m. on the road near Rochester just before a northbound pickup truck slammed into the children as they crossed the southbound lane, Indiana State Police Sgt.

Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the Rochester School Corporation, the Rochester and Mentone Fire Departments, Lutheran EMS and the Fulton County Coroner's Office.

And now the uncle of those children is speaking out, saying the family previously told the school their bus pickup location is unsafe. "How do you tell your little brother it'll get better?" Motorists are required to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off kids, by law. Ingle is left with only the memories of his niece and nephews, who were taken from their family just as their lives were beginning.

"To her I say, way to be a badass, man".

"He has multiple broken bones".

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb released a statement Tuesday afternoon.

After news of the deaths spread throughout the community, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation released a statement on Facebook expressing its condolences. "The parents have made comments to the school about this changing", Ingle said. Tony Slocum. "And, if you're traveling in the early morning hours or mid to late evening hours, expect school buses to be out and when they activate that stop arm, you're gonna have to stop". A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital. Today, and for many more to come, we mourn their loss.

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.

  • Jon Douglas