According to a report from NBC, a “suspected drunk driver” allegedly killed three people during the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade on Saturday in Stillwater.
MSNBC: BREAKING: Car crashes into Oklahoma State Univ. homecoming parade, kills 3, injures 22 … pic.twitter.com/XLBHbtM9Lx
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The following is an excerpt from Elisha Fieldstadt report:
The 25-year-old driver of the car, Adacia Chambers, was believed to have been driving under the influence, Stillwater police said at an afternoon news conference. Multiple people on the scene were being treated by fire and emergency personnel along the street of the college community.
Of the 22 injured in the crash, at least eight were critically hurt and seven seriously, police said. A Stillwater Hospital spokeswoman told NBC News that at least 20 patients had been brought in with injuries ranging from minor to serious. More patients were being flown to Oklahoma City and Tulsa, she said. Oklahoma City is about 70 miles south of Stillwater and Tulsa is about 70 miles east.
Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.
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The unfortunate events happened prior to No. 14-ranked Oklahoma State’s 3:30 p.m. game with Kansas. The Cowboys are 6-0 (3-0 Big 12) while the Jayhawks are 0-6 (0-3).