4 dead, 44 injured in crash at OSU parade

Four people were killed Saturday and 44 others injured when a car being driven by a suspected drunk driver crashed into a large crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.

Police said the driver of the vehicle, Adacia Chambers, 25, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Her hometown was not listed.

Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said at an afternoon press conference the woman's sedan struck the unoccupied motorcycle of an officer working security at the parade, then into the crowd of people. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m., police said.

Four children and eight adults of the injured were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries, Gibbs said.

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis said there had been discussion about canceling the homecoming game Saturday afternoon against Kansas but that it would be played. The victims were expected to be remembered with a moment of silence.

"We are heartbroken at this tragedy," Stillwater Mayor Gina Noble told reporters at the news conference.

A 2 year-old girl was among the dead.

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