School buses pick up students at new location after deadly Fulton County crash

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. - The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation sent two school buses Thursday morning, to pick up students at a mobile home park across from where a deadly crash happened earlier this week.

The corporation moved the bus stop to the park and away from State Road 25, where police say a driver struck and killed three children, and injured a fourth.

It’s not clear why the district sent two buses or if any children got on the buses.

The children’s uncle said the family contacted the district in the past about moving the stop.

“There’s plenty of room for the school bus to pull in and pick up these kids, instead of asking them to walk across the highway with people doing 50, 60 miles per hour,” said Elgin Ingle.

The district also said a transportation safety committee will examine safety at all of the district’s bus stops.

A 2018 national survey of school bus drivers found that on a single day, nearly 84,000 cars passed buses illegally. More than 3,000 of those incidents happened in Indiana.

In Indiana, state law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off kids. Drivers behind the bus must always stop. If a driver is heading in the opposite direction, they must stop unless the driver is on the other side of a divided highway separated by a grassy median or concrete barrier.

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