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Alyssa Shepherd trial begins today

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FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The trial for a Rochester woman who hit and killed three children and injured a fourth attempting to board a school bus in Fulton County begins this morning.

Alyssa Shepherd faces three felony counts of reckless homicide, a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended, and a charge for criminal recklessness.

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She faces a maximum sentence of 21.5 years if convicted on all charges. She says she didn’t see the children until it was too late.

The crash garnered national attention and prompted a new safety mandate to be passed in Indiana in April.

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