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Tippecanoe Valley community grieves over the loss of three young children

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – A small community just north of Rochester is grieving over a tragedy.

Three kids were killed by a pick-up truck at their bus stop Tuesday morning. A fourth is in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver, Alyssa Shepherd, is charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus when an arm signal device is extended causing bodily injury. 

The community is heartbroken to say the very least. ABC57 has been in contact with the family of the children who died this morning. 

9-year old Alivia Stahl’s stepmother described her as “a ball of energy” who “loved her brothers.”

Xzavier and Mason Ingle were the 6-year-old twin brothers of Alivia.

People have been using the hashtag #TippyStrong to show their support for the families involved.

On Twitter, Halie Christine posted “Prayers to the families who lost their little babies this morning in Tippy.”

On Facebook, many are sharing their condolences directly with the families. Posts were shared to Alivia’s stepmother’s page. One said, “I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you’re going through.”

Another reads, “We love you guys so so much. My heart breaks for you.”

11-year-old Maverik Lowe was the fourth child involved in the crash. He was air lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne in critical condition. ABC57 has reached out to the hospital but they were not able to give an update on his condition. 


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