Indiana woman convicted of reckless homicide in 3 deaths

Alyssa Shepherd was accused in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash that killed 6-year-old twins Mason and Xzavier Ingle and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019 9:15 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2019 9:22 PM

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) - A jury has found a 24-year-old Indiana woman guilty of reckless homicide in the deaths of three children she struck with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus.

Alyssa Shepherd was accused in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash that killed 6-year-old twins Mason and Xzavier Ingle and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl.

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Shepherd told authorities she didn't realize she was approaching a stopped school bus.

Prosecutors say Shepherd drove past a school bus stop arm near Rochester.

A fourth child, Maverick Lowe, who was 11 at the time, was also struck and seriously injured. He survived.

In closing arguments Friday, the prosecution said it was "reckless actions" that resulted in the deaths of the children, while the defense called it a "tragic accident."

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