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3 siblings killed by truck at bus stop in Indiana
A 9-year-old girl and her twin 6-year-old brothers were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a road to board a school bus in northern Indiana before sunrise Tuesday, police said. A fourth child was badly hurt and airlifted to a hospital. A Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus stopped and lowered its stop-arm on the road near Rochester around 7 a.m., just before a northbound pickup truck slammed into the children as they crossed the southbound lane, Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum said. The siblings died at the scene, and an 11-year-old boy who was also struck suffered multiple broken bones but was conscious and speaking to emergency workers before he was airlifted to a hospital, Slocum said. The children's names have not been released. Slocum said the boy who survived was not related to the children who were killed. Slocum said authorities were interviewing the driver, but that it was unclear if she would face charges in the deaths. Indiana law requires motorists to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off children. The students had the right of way as they crossed the street from the rural mobile home community where they lived, Slocum said.