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Four children struck while trying to get on a school bus

Posted: 4:40 PM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 18:56:49-04

FULTON COUNTY, IN – (NBC) Three young siblings were killed in Indiana when they were struck by a vehicle as they crossed the street to catch the school bus.

Authorities say the stop-arm on the bus was out when a pick-up truck hit six-year-old twin boys and their nine-year-old sister.

Sgt. Tony Slocum, with the Indiana State Police, said, “When officers arrived on the scene, unfortunately, they found three deceased children, all from the same family.”

It happened around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The twins are identified as Xavier and Mason Ingle and their sister as Alivia Stahl.

In addition, an 11-year old boy was critically injured and transported by helicopter to a hospital in Fort Wayne.

There were no children on the bus at the time.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Residents in the area say vehicles tend to speed along that stretch of roadway.

Late Tuesday afternoon, The Associated Press reports the driver of the truck will be charged with three counts of reckless homicide.

The drivers of the two vehicles were not injured.

Photo: Scene of a crash where four children were hit by a pickup truck. Three children, who were related, died from the crash. (Courtesy: WMAQ)