Three Dead, Dozens Injured After Car Crashes Into Oklahoma Parade Crowd
Three people were killed and dozens more were injured after a car swerved into a large group of people watching the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade.
The driver has been identified and is being arrested on suspicion of DUI:
UPDATE: Driver is 25 yr old Adacia Chambers. Charged w/ DUI. @NEWS9
— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyNews9) October 24, 2015
BREAKING: Police: Driver of car that crashed into Oklahoma State parade arrested on suspicion of DUI.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 24, 2015
Reports are now saying three people died and 27 people were seriously injured and are being rushed to the hospital.
One witness told News On 6 the car came at the crowd very quickly and a police motorcycle was hit. And there have been multiple reports that people were flying into the air before falling back on the ground.
There was a football game scheduled for today between OSU and Kansas University and it will proceed as planned:
Again… #KUfball game WILL be played today despite tragic accident during Okla. St homecoming parade. OSU players just held on-field prayer
— Matt Tait (@mctait) October 24, 2015
Oklahoma State and Governor Mary Fallin tweeted about the horrifying incident:
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
My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic events at @okstate today. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting
— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) October 24, 2015
Watch News on 6’s video of recovery efforts here:
Below you can see photos from the scene:
Terrible scene at OSU Homecoming parade as several people hit by car. pic.twitter.com/7VDJKofhff
— geoff (@geoff_eaton) October 24, 2015
Getting word 3 dead. Suspect: female driver in OSU parade crash. pic.twitter.com/SbSVPIBD4G
— Kevin Ogle (@kforkevinogle) October 24, 2015
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) October 24, 2015
— News On 6 (@NewsOn6) October 24, 2015
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 24, 2015
UPDATE –– 4:23 pm EST: Police have released this mugshot of 25-year-old suspect Adacia Chambers:
[image via screengrab]
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