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Trial continues for woman accused in fatal Fulton County crash

Posted at 8:49 PM, Oct 17, 2019

FULTON COUNTY — The trial continued Thursday for the woman accused of hitting and killing three children as they tried to get on a school bus last year in Fulton County.

In October 2018, Alyssa Shepherd allegedly hit and killed six-year-old twins Mason and Xzavier Ingle and their nine-year-old sister Alivia Stahl after Shepherd allegedly drove past a school bus stop arm in Rochester, Ind.

The pathologist who performed the autopsies on the children testified in court Thursday. During that testimony, the court had to take a recess because Shepherd thought she was going to pass out.

RTV6's newsgathering partner, WROI Giant FM Radio, sat down with Alivia's father, Michael Stahl.

"But we need to kind of stay calm with it let the trial occur and it is a struggle for us and everybody involved as is," he said. "Our community is shook by it not just here in Fulton County but Pulaski county where we reside and neighboring counties. Making threats of any sort or wishing harm upon somebody specifically Alyssa or any of her family or anything doesn't really help the situation. We hope that people can respect that and reserve their opinions until after the trial regardless of the results."

The trial will resume Friday.