Multiple injuries reported in crash at Oklahoma State parade

Crash at OSU Homecoming Parade. (Photo Credit: @geoff_eaton)
Crash at OSU Homecoming Parade. (Photo Credit: @geoff_eaton)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hospital officials say a 2-year-old has become the fourth person to die after a woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd.

The child’s death was reported Saturday evening in a news release from OU Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. The child died at The Children’s Hospital.

Adacia Avery Chambers. (Photo from the Payne County Sheriff's Office)
Adacia Avery Chambers. (Photo from the Payne County Sheriff’s Office)

Police have said a car driven by 25-year-old Adacia Chambers struck an unoccupied motorcycle of an officer working security at the parade Saturday in Stillwater. The vehicle then went into the crowd.

In addition to the four deaths, more than 30 were injured. They included eight who were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries.

Chambers was taken into custody on the DUI charge.

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis released this statement on the tragedy.

Oklahoma State University is devastated by today’s tragedy and extends its thoughts and prayers to the families of those who perished or were injured.

We are shocked and heartbroken by this horrible tragedy. The Oklahoma State University Homecoming parade is the most wholesome of events and to have it marred in such a way is incomprehensible.

We appreciate the rapid response and work of all emergency personnel. The OSU family will remember those affected by this tragedy.

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