The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s sending a team of investigators to the scene where a pickup truck struck and killed three young siblings as they crossed a northern Indiana road to board a school bus.
The NTSB said in a tweet that the “Go-Team” should arrive in Rochester, Indiana, on Wednesday.
State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum says the siblings and an 11-year-old boy were struck about 7 a.m. Tuesday, before sunrise, as they were crossing a two-lane road near Rochester to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus. He says 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle died at the scene along with their 9-year-old sister.
Slocum says the injured boy underwent surgery at a Fort Wayne hospital.
The driver of the pickup, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester, has been was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus when arm signal device is extended, causing bodily injury.