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Gary, Indiana, the driver, 24, was sentenced for the reckless homicide after plowing into a 4 kids boarding a school bus, killing 3

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An Indiana woman was found guilty Friday of reckless homicide after plowing her pick-up truck with four children, killing three, as they crossed a two-lane highway to board a school bus.

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, was convicted of criminal recklessness, for an Oct. 30, 2018, the crash, in which she claimed that she was not aware of passing of a school bus and crashed into the of children, the killing of the two brothers, Xzavier, and Mason Ingle, (6), and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl. Within easy reach of Lowe, 11, was seriously injured. The shepherd is to be sentenced Dec. 18, and could face more than 20 years in prison.

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The shepherd told the court she remembered seeing the flashing lights of a large vehicle, but did not know that the vehicle was a bus and not the red ‘stop’ sign at the side of the bus, and true to the claims of which they had made at the time of her arrest. She describes the emotions, including disbelief, and hysteria, when they had a hit with the kids.

“The only way I can describe it is an out-of-body experience,” Shepherd said. “I was a mess.”

Fulton County Attorney Michael Marrs, said of the bus that had been in place for 50 years, and no children had been killed before. Marrs is also the testimony of the driver behind, and the Shepherd, who said that she was able to tell that it a school bus with its warning lights on and stop arm extended was.

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“The thing that makes me sick is that this was never going to be allowed to happen,” Marrs said.

The crash led to a statewide change in laws of three of the victims’ families to be strong advocates. A bill to allow Gov. Eric Holcomb was signed into law on July 1, was extended with a fine of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine for passing a school bus with the stop arm out.

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“I don’t want to get another parent to have to endure what is Brittany Shane and I have had to endure,” Michael Stahl, whose 9-year-old daughter, Alivia, was killed, told Fox 59, Indianapolis in February.

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