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Survivor of Fulton Co. bus stop accident stable; family ‘focused on his recovery’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The child who survived a bus stop accident that killed three children on Tuesday morning is stable and his family is “focused on his recovery.”

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the parents of Maverik Lowe thanked those offering their prayers and support.

They have requested privacy and will not be releasing updates on the condition of the 11-year-old boy, who was injured when a pickup truck slammed into a group of children boarding a bus in Fulton County.

“We would like to thank those who have prayed for our family and the families of those involved in yesterday’s tragedy. Maverik is currently in stable condition. Our family is focused on his recovery at this time and requests privacy as we heal together.”

Three siblings — twin boys and their older sister — died. The driver, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd, of Rochester, faces three felony counts of reckless homicide and a single misdemeanor count of passing a school bus causing injury.

She was booked and released on bail late Tuesday.

A confirmed fundraising page for Maverik had received nearly $19,000 in pledges by early afternoon Wednesday.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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