ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case.

Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester was scheduled to appear Thursday before a Fulton County judge. She’s charged with three counts of reckless homicide.

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Six-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Authorities say Shepherd was driving a pickup truck near Rochester, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Indianapolis, on Oct. 30 when she struck four children crossing a highway to board a school bus.

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She told authorities she didn’t realize the bus headed in the opposite direction was stopped.

Alyssa Shepherd is charged with three counts of reckless homicide resulting in death. (Indiana State Police)

Six-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, were killed. An 11-year-old boy was severely injured in the crash.

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