FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The trial for a Rochester woman who hit and killed three children and injured a fourth attempting to board a school bus in Fulton County begins this morning.
Alyssa Shepherd faces three felony counts of reckless homicide, a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended, and a charge for criminal recklessness.
She faces a maximum sentence of 21.5 years if convicted on all charges. She says she didn’t see the children until it was too late.
The crash garnered national attention and prompted a new safety mandate to be passed in Indiana in April.