FULTON COUNTY — The jury trial for a woman accused of killing three kids and injuring a fourth when she disregarded the stop arm and lights on a school bus last year is set to begin on Tuesday.
Alyssa Shepherd is charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of disregarding the stop arms on a school bus causing injury.
Police say she was driving a Toyota Tacoma on State Road 25 sometime after 7 a.m. when she allegedly "disregarded" the stop arm and lights on a stopped school bus in front of a mobile home park, striking four kids who were crossing the street to board the bus. Shepherd told police she saw the lights flashing, but she didn't realize it was a school bus until the kids were in front of her, according to court documents.
Alivia Stahl, 9, and her twin brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, 6, were all pronounced dead at the scene. Maverick Lowe, 11, was flown to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne in critical condition with multiple broken bones and internal injuries. Maverick has since been released from the hospital and has been continuing his recovery.
Shepherd's trial is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.