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Family mourns 3 children killed at bus stop

ROCHESTER, Ind. (WISH) – Three children were struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday morning near Rochester and a driver has been arrested, according to the Indiana State Police.

State police said the fatal incident happened about 7:15 a.m. at a bus stop in the 4800 block of South State Road 25 near Rochester.

The driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd, remained on scene and was later arrested at her workplace just after 4 p.m. 

News 8’s Brittany Lewis caught up with members of the children’s family Wednesday morning.

People who identified themselves as a cousin and an aunt of 6-year-old Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and 9-year-old, Alivia Stahl discussed how this deadly incident has devastated their family. 

“This has just torn our family apart,” said Jackie Rubio.

Blaine Conley, superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, said in a Facebook post late Wednesday afternoon that bus stop will be moved into Meiser Park. The district also will form a transportation safety review committee.