"He didn't lose one kid, he lost all of his kids", said their uncle Elgin Ingle. 'All the prayers we can get, that's all you can ask for. He was identified as 11-year-old Maverik Lowe.
The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m.in the 4600 block of in 25 in Fulton County, WNDU reports.
Three children were struck and killed by a pickup truck in northern in as they were about to board a school bus, the state police said. Sgt.
The fourth child, the one injured, was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. IN law requires motorists to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off children.
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. Tony Slocum, the public information officer for the Indiana State Police. The school bus was on a two-lane road when it stopped for the children, with the stop arm extended and the emergency lighting activated, police said.
No citations or charges have been issued at this time, Slocum said.
"I'm just trying to make sense of all of it". "They've made complaints, other parents". It was heartbreaking It's still heartbreaking'. "We all have a responsibility to share the roadway and we're all responsible for making sure our children get to and from school safely".
The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to have a team in Rochester today to investigate the wreck, since it involved a school bus. We don't want another family to have to go through this'.
Aerial photos from ABC affiliate WLS-TV in Chicago showed a pickup truck with heavy front-end damage at the scene.