ROCHESTER, Ind. (WTHR) — Family and friends came together Friday to remember the lives of the three siblings who were killed at their bus stop in northern Indiana nearly a year ago.
Alivia Stahl, 9 and her six-year-old twin brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, were hit and killed by a driver who allegedly ignored a stopped bus.
Their parents are trying to prepare for the trial against the driver. Alyssa Shepherd has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide.
On Friday, they had a remembrance service in Rochester and planted a tree in honor of the victims.
“As a parent, you think ‘wow, it’s been a year’ it feels like it was just last week and to know that the number is always going to go up and you’re not going to get your kids back and you’re not going to see their future, it’s hard,” said Brittany Ingle
Since the tragic crash, the siblings’ parents have helped pass new school bus safety laws to make sure this doesn’t happen to any other children.
The driver goes on trial on October 15, 15 days before the one-year anniversary of the crash.