Indiana woman convicted of reckless homicide in 3 deaths

Elias Hubbard
October 20, 2019

Alyssa Shepherd has been found guilty of felony reckless homicide in the fatal bus stop crash that killed 9-year-old Alivia Stahl and 6-year-old twins Mason and Xzavier Ingle in Fulton County.

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, was convicted of criminal recklessness for an October 30, 2018, crash in which she claimed not to be aware she was passing a school bus and crashed into the children, killing twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, 6, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl. She could face up to 21 ½ years in prison at sentencing, scheduled for December 18.

A fourth child, Maverick Lowe, who was 11 at the time, was also struck and seriously injured. Shepherd cried on the stand as she told jurors she could not process that it was a school bus until she saw kids and by then it was too late.

She said she was hysterical when she realized she had hit and killed children with her auto.

"The only way I can describe it is an out-of-body experience", she said.

Fulton County Prosecutor Michael Marrs said the bus stop had been in place for 50 years and no child had been killed there before.

The family of the three victims pushed hard for a bill that increases penalties for a driver who disregard flashing red lights and stop arms on school buses. "I was a mess". He said for her actions to be reckless, she would have had to know it was a stopped bus with children boarding and just not care.

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