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Family grieves loss of three kids in bus stop crash

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. -- Family members of the three kids who were killed as they were walking to board the bus yesterday near Rochester are in disbelief after the tragedy.

The woman behind the wheel of the truck that hit them and another child is now waiting for her day in court, after being charged with three counts of reckless homicide.

The family members ABC57 spoke with today say the children were loved by so many, and that their presence will definitely be missed.

The children’s great aunt, Dawn Rubio, said that the family was going to go trick-or-treating tonight.

Halloween, for children, is a spooky night filled with imagination and candy, but for this community, it will truly be a night of terror.

“Those babies, babies, they were they were so innocent,” Rubio said in tears.

Instead of going home to home in their small community, asking for treats, neighbors of three children are leaving them teddy bears and balloons along a curvy highway.

“They were the most beautiful loving little boys you’d ever meet, and Alivia – she was like the little mama hen,” said Rubio.

Yesterday morning six-year-old twins Xzavier Ingle, Mason Ingle, and nine-year-old Alivia Stahl, were and killed when they were hit by a pickup truck near their bus stop on State Road 25 near Rochester.

Rubio explained the bus stop conditions near the mobile home community. “They have to cross the highway… It’s a death trap.”

Thankfully, that bus stop will now be moved to inside the mobile home community so nobody has to cross the street.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation has announced they will research all bus stop locations to make sure all students are transported safely.

The NTSB said that they were to come out and investigate State Road 25.


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