Indiana State legislators push for school bus cameras after crash

Indiana legislators are pushing to add cameras on the outside of school buses after police say a driver ignored a stop arm and crashed into children crossing a road, killing three and critically injuring another.

Republican Rep. Jim Pressel said he was already working on such legislation before the accident Tuesday morning in Fulton County.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum said the pickup’s driver, Alyssa Shepherd, 24, of Rochester, was arrested and charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus when an arm signal device is extended, causing bodily injury.

Pressel said bus drivers have told him vehicles frequently illegally pass school buses that have their stop arms deployed.