4 Dead, 34 Injured After Car Slams Into Crowd at Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade [UPDATED]
BREAKING: Multiple people hurt after vehicle drives into crowd at OSU parade in Stillwater, OK pic.twitter.com/fPh8FwpAfv
— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) October 24, 2015
UPDATE (10/26/15 10:15 AM): Police have identified the child and other victims killed in the crash. The suspects attorney says that she suffers from mental illness and does not believe she was drunk. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST.
UPDATE (10/24/15 7:05 PM): Authorities are reporting that 34 people are now injured and a fourth victim has died. A 2-year-old child passed away at OU Medical Center.
The child was one of the eight victims brought to OU Medical Center— four children and three adults are still in the hospital.
Three people were killed and 22 injured Saturday after a car crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.
Witnesses say that “people were flying everywhere” after the vehicle slammed into the crowd at a very high rate of speed.
Stillwater police say the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Adacia Chambers, has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) October 24, 2015
Capt. Kyle Gibbs said Chambers’ sedan crashed into the unoccupied motorcycle of an officer who was working security at the route, then into the crowd of people.
Gibbs says eight of the 22 injured were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries.
The university released a statement on Twitter expressing their condolences:
Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.
— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015
OSU’s game against Kansas Saturday will be played as scheduled.
“We’re gonna play and we’re gonna remember the victims,” University President Burns Hargis said in a news conference.