Family mourns loss of three siblings killed at bus stop

Family mourns loss of three siblings killed at bus stop

An Indiana couple is coming to terms with unfathomable tragedy after three of their four children were killed on Tuesday morning while getting on their school bus.

Aerial footage shows a damaged truck after a fatal crash at a school bus stop in Fulton County, Indiana, on October 30, 2018. She stayed home from school Tuesday for a doctor appointment. "All the prayers we can get, that's all you can ask for".

The bus driver, 46-year-old Robert Reid of Claypool, Indiana, was traveling northbound on a 2015 Thomas school bus on S.R. 25 in Rochester, Indiana, reports said. A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital.

"They go too fast around that curve", said neighbor Monica Manuzak, talking to WISH-TV.

The students attended a school in the Tippecanoe Valley School District.

Their mother, Ingle said, ran to them immediately after the accident Tuesday morning.

An 11-year-old boy who was not related to those children was also injured at the bus stop, and was airlifted to a hospital, police said.

Law enforcement arrived at the scene of "a single-vehicle crash" about 7:15 a.m., state police said.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to IN to help investigate the crash, the agency said.

"Once you got past the shyness, the two boys were a life spark".

"It's awful that this happened", Ingle said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to have a team in Rochester today to investigate the wreck, since it involved a school bus. Their names and ages have not been released.

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation has not yet responded to that. I am very appreciative of our teachers, administrators and staff that assisted, comforted, and supported our students and each other today in our schools.

"You're supposed to be able to go to your bus stop and be safe, you're suppose to get on your bus and be safe".

Indiana State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum said the tragedy had left even hardened emergency service workers in tears.

Slocum told the media gathered at the scene that the school bus driver had followed all necessary protocol.

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