3 children killed in crash at Northwest Indiana bus stop

Aerial footage shows a damaged truck after a fatal crash at a school bus stop in Fulton County Indiana on Oct. 30 2018

Three young siblings were killed and another child was seriously injured when they were hit while boarding their school bus in Rochester Tuesday morning. He said parents complained that it was unsafe for children to cross a highway where vehicles routinely travel at 50 to 60 miles per hour.

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Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the Rochester School Corporation, the Rochester and Mentone Fire Departments, Lutheran EMS and the Fulton County Coroner's Office.

"You don't cause that kind of damage to a pickup truck hitting children at regular speed", said Manuzak.

"I just can't imagine the pain that family is going through", he said, according to NBC Chicago. Another student unrelated to them was also struck and airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with multiple broken bones and internal injuries, police said.

Aerial footage taken by ABC at the scene showed the pick-up truck suffered heavy damage to its front and hood.

WXIN reports the children were all from the same family.

Locals say that people frequently drive over the limit along the rural road in that area.

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Slocum said it was unclear if the driver would face criminal charges in connection with the deaths.

The bus driver has been named as Robert Reid.

"They go too fast around that curve", said neighbor Monica Manuzak, talking to WISH-TV. Slocum said the boy who survived was not related to the children who were killed.

"Today, at approximately 7:15 a.m., there was a 911 call reporting a crash involving students from the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation", said Sgt.

Slocum says the children were hit as they were crossing a two-lane road to board a Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus that had stopped with its stop-arm deployed.

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb released a statement Tuesday afternoon. Today, and for many more to come, we mourn their loss.

A fourth child was injured. "We're always complaining about it", he said, pointing to skid marks where another near accident occurred recently.

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