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The Case Where Three Children Were Killed In A Car Accident Is Being Appealed

There is nothing in the world more horrifying to any parent than losing a child.  To lose three at once is almost unthinkable.  A hearing next month by federal investigators will determine whether the driver involved in the crash will be held accountable.

The Houston Chronicle reported last week that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is expected to convene next month to determine the cause of an accident that killed three siblings in rural Indiana in 2018.

Officials say that the meeting regarding the three-fatality crash that happened in Rochester, Indiana, in October 2018 will take place on April 7th in Washington DC.

The accident happened along a two-lane highway on October 30th, 2018, when the driver of a pickup killed three children. Six-year-old Xzavier Ingle, his twin brother Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl, were all killed while they were waiting for a school bus.  A fourth child, Maverik Lowe, 11,  was also struck by the truck and suffered critical injuries.

Investigators say that the school bus’ red warning lights and were engaged and stop arm were extended at the time of the tragic accident. Alyssa Shepherd, 25, of Rochester, the driver of the pickup truck, claimed that she did not see the lights or realize that the bus was stopped.

Shepherd was charged and convicted of three counts of reckless homicide, criminal recklessness, and passing a school bus, causing injury in October of 2019.
A judge sentenced Shepherd to four years in prison.  Currently, however, Shepherd’s convictions are being appealed.

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