Emergency personnel responded to a scene of the collision that killed three children cross Ind. 25 near Rochester as they prepared to board their Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus on Oct. 30, 2018. File photo
Emergency personnel responded to a scene of the collision that killed three children cross Ind. 25 near Rochester as they prepared to board their Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. bus on Oct. 30, 2018. File photo
ROCHESTER — Recently obtained records reveal that a school corporation in Fulton County paid nearly $3.5 million in a settlement to the families of the victims in a 2018 crash that killed three children and seriously injured another.

The settlement, from the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp., was signed in June 2019, less than seven months after Alyssa Shepherd hit and killed 9-year-old Alivia Stahl and the girl’s 6-year-old twin half brothers, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, at a Fulton County bus stop.

The crash also severely injured 11-year-old Maverik Lowe, who is unrelated to the three siblings.  

According to a copy of the settlement obtained by the Tribune, the Tippecanoe Valley district paid $2.575 million to the parents of the three children who died in the crash, with approximately $1.24 million going to an estate created in the children’s names, $206,250 to the father of Alivia Stahl and a little over $1.13 million to the mother of the children, Brittany Ingle, and her husband Shane Ingle. 

In addition, the district paid $900,000 to the family of Maverik Lowe. 

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