A pretrial conference hearing was held Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court in Rochester for a woman accused of striking four children while they crossed the road to get on a school bus in Fulton County.
According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, a fifth charge of criminal recklessness will be filed at the end of the week against Alyssa Shepherd for allegedly hitting Maverik Lowe, causing serious injuries. He was the lone survivor of the four children hit in the incident.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Shepherd reportedly struck four children with her vehicle in front of a mobile home park at 4684 North State Road 25 in Fulton County as they prepared to board a school bus. Indiana State Police say the school bus driver activated the stop arm and exterior lighting as he was picking up children from the west side of the road. Three of those children died in the incident including 6-year-old twin boys Xzavier Ingle and Mason Ingle, along with their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl. Lowe continues to recover from his injuries.
Alyssa Shepherd previously pleaded not guilty to three felony charges of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count for passing a school bus with the stop arm extended causing an injury.
Another pretrial hearing is set for April 18.