ROCHESTER, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Twin 6-year-old boys, Mason and Xzavier Ingle and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl were tragically killed Tuesday Morning while crossing the street to get on the bus.
Elgin Ingle, the Uncle of all three kids, spoke out on behalf of the entire family and told Fort Wayne’s NBC all three children had smiles that could light up a room.
Ingle said it started as a normal day for the family, but in an instant their lives changed forever.
After 24-year-old Alyssa Shepard came down the lane and struck the kids.
“You’re supposed to be able to go to your bus stop and be safe. You’re not suppose to be smacked by a car going 60 miles an hour,” said Ingle.
He said that their family is left with only the memories of his niece and nephews, who he said had their lives taken from them just as they were beginning.
“Parents hope that when their kids are born they have the perfect child,” Ingle said. “When you see these boys they were the perfect child, they were good, they were smart, they were kind. That’s a rarity. These kids were great, good people, and this family is good people.”
The family has to figure out how to pick up the broken pieces, with only one sibling left behind.
That sibling stayed home from school because she had a doctors appointment, the family said it saved her life.
Ingle told Fort Wayne’s NBC that parents of the neighborhood where the kids lived have gone to the school and asked that the bus stop be changed to inside the mobile home complex.
Ingle added, “My bother turned his whole life around for these two kids, and his step kids, and now they are gone because somebody wasn’t wanting to pay attention.”
A GoFundMe has been set up for the family, click here to find it.