Bus stop crash driver Alyssa Shepherd to have pre-trial conference

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A pretrial conference is scheduled for Alyssa Shepherd today.

At her previous hearing in February, Fulton County Prosecutor Mike Marrs told News Now Warsaw today’s conference will consist of either a plea agreement being presented or a trial date being set.

Shepherd is the driver in the October 30 school bus stop crash near Rochester that killed three children and injured a fourth. She was initially charged with three felony counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended.

In February Prosecutor Marrs said  a felony charge of criminal recklessness would be added for the extensive injuries caused to Maverik Lowe, who survived being hit.

The maximum sentence for all five charges is 21.5 years.