IN children struck, killed by truck at bus stop

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"What do you tell your little brother, how do you tell your little brother it's going to get better?" You can't bring back the kids'.

There was no one on the bus at the time of the accident, according to the station. The boy taken to Fort Wayne is 11 years old.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the Ingle family.

The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m., near the intersection of State Road 25 and CR 400 N, according to Indiana State Police.

A 9-year-old girl crossing the street to catch the school bus held her twin brothers' hands and tried to shield them before they were fatally struck by a pickup truck in rural in, according to her uncle. A fourth child was injured.

An investigation by Indiana State Police officers resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Alyssa L. Shepherd.

It's not known was caused Alyssa Shepherd to ignore the stop sign on the school bus.

The rural Rochester residents were students at nearby Mentone Elementary School. He suffered multiple broken bones and other injuries.

"Troopers and first responders don't do a lot of crying at scenes like this but today there were some tears shed", Slocum said.

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"I'm stunned. I'm just trying to make sense of all of it", Pugh said. Today, and for many more to come, we mourn their loss. It was heartbreaking It's still heartbreaking'. This is the exact reason why. The bus had the stop arm down at the time, but the pickup truck who hit the four children failed to stop.

"To her I say, way to be a badass, man".

The bus was heading northbound and the truck was heading southbound.

Slocum said it was unclear if the driver would face criminal charges in connection with the deaths.

The bus driver has been named as Robert Reid. He's conscious and is not related to the other children who were hit.

The local school district, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, released a statement on Facebook on Tuesday morning.

"The two boys were a life spark", Ingle told WRTV. Tony Slocum. "And, if you're traveling in the early morning hours or mid to late evening hours, expect school buses to be out and when they activate that stop arm, you're gonna have to stop".

The fourth child, the one injured, was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital.

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