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Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
ROCHESTER, Ind. — Three children died and a fourth was seriously injured Tuesday morning when they were hit by a vehicle while boarding a school bus in Indiana, according to police and school officials.
State police told the Indianapolis Star that the crash happened around 7:15 a.m. at a bus stop near 4600 North State Road 25 in Fulton County.
@IndStatePolice is working a fatal crash involving students getting on a Tippacanoe Valley School Cororation bus. There are three fatalities and one who has been airlifted to a Ft Wayne hospital. The Parents of the children involved have been notified.— Sgt. Tony Slocum (@ISPPeru) October 30, 2018
Police said three children, identified to WLS-TV as 6-year-old twin boys and their 9-year-old sister, died at the scene of the crash. The injured child, identified to WLS-TV as an 11-year-old boy, was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne.
The Star reported that a pickup truck hit the children at a bus stop for the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. WLS-TV reported that the truck’s driver, a 24-year-old woman, was stopped at the scene and was cooperating with investigators after the crash.
“Our school corporation has suffered a tragedy this morning,” school district officials said Tuesday morning in a statement. “We are awaiting to learn more confirmed details but wish to ask the community to come together to pray for the families, our students and our staff.”