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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. 

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“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. 

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