Police have confirmed three siblings, twin boys and their sister, were killed and another child injured at a school bus stop in Indiana on Tuesday morning.
They have been identified as 6-year-old Xzavier and Mason Ingley and 9-year-old Alivia Stahl.
According to the Indiana State Police, the children were waiting for a bus near 4600 N. State Road 25 in Rochester around 7:15 this morning.
Police say it is unclear why the driver of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma did not stop, since the bus had it’s stop sign arm deployed. The driver stayed on the scene and she is cooperating with authorities, police said.
“I haven’t seen first responders and troopers cry in a long time,” Indiana State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum said. “When the children’s father had to make identification of his children, that was just gut-wrenching. We saw tears today and our hearts just go out to them because most of us have children and we can’t imagine the pain that he felt today. It was heartbreaking It’s still heartbreaking.”