Boy injured in bus crash is out of intensive care

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WTHR) - An 11-year-old boy injured in a crash that killed three children as they boarded their school bus is out of the intensive care unit.

On Friday, the family posted that Maverik was out of ICU. They also posted that he was getting out his stitches and has been going through breathing treatments to help get fluid out of his lungs.

Just two days prior, the family posted that Maverik was making even more strides in his recovery.

Family members posted photos of Maverik Lowe to Facebook Wednesday, showing him in a wheelchair, venturing outside his hospital room for a short trip. The post says the boy "got to go outside for a few minutes" and also visit the lunch room, where "he got excited about all the food."

Maverik Lowe got to leave his hospital room Wednesday. (Photo: Andy Pletcher/Facebook)

Lowe was seriously injured in the crash October 30 and has undergone multiple surgeries at a Fort Wayne hospital. Family members have said his condition has been improving since late last week.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support his family during his recovery.

Three siblings, twin 6-year-old brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their sister, 9-year-old Alivia Stahl, were killed in the crash. The driver of the pick-up truck that hit the children, 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester, has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended and causing injury.

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