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Driver charged in deadly crash pleads not guilty

ROCHESTER, Ind. – The woman charged in a crash that killed three children in Fulton County pleaded not guilty Thursday morning.

A pretrial conference for Alyssa Shepherd, 24, has been scheduled for February 5, 2019.

Police say Shepherd struck and killed twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, 6, and their older sister, Alivia Stahl, 9, late last month. They say she also hit a fourth child who remains in the hospital.

Shepherd faces three felony counts of reckless homicide and one count of driving around a school bus with the stop arm extended which is a misdemeanor. If convicted, Shepherd could serve up to 19 years in prison. 

Saturday, the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a benefit dinner and auction. It's being held at 340 E 50th N Winamac, Indiana from 4-7 p.m. The auction will being after 7 p.m. All money raised will go directly to the victims’ families.

Alivia Stahl's father spoke with ABC57 after the hearing:

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