Story here. It’s impossible to even imagine what the family is going through. A fourth child (unrelated) was badly injured and has already had to undergo several surgeries. A fourth sibling survived because she was staying home for a doctor’s appointment.
Rural road, curves, speed limit 45-55. By all indications, the school bus had its lights flashing and its sign out. It looks like the driver of the pickup must have come around a curve at speed, unwary and unprepared to stop, right when the children were crossing the road. She is the children’s director at a church, and she has been charged with reckless homicide.
It appears that the 9-year-old girl may have seen what was coming, so she stepped in front of her little brothers to try to shield them.
I guess this hits me especially hard because my own son just started riding the school bus. Fortunately, he does not have to cross a road. Drive safely, everyone.