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4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

A woman arrested on a DUI charge crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said.


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This photo released by Stillwater, Okla. police shows Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, who they have arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed her car into the Oklahoma State homecoming parade on Saturday morning. (Photo: Stillwater Police Department)

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Three adults and a toddler were killed and 44 others injured when a woman police say was driving while intoxicated plowed her sedan into a crowd attending the Oklahoma State University's Sea of Orange homecoming parade Saturday morning.

The driver, Adacia Chambers, 25, was arrested and detained on suspicion of driving under the influence, Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said. Police didn’t release the identities of the four killed in the crash, which happened around 10:30 a.m. ET. The Oklahoma University Medical Center said one of the victims was a 2-year-old boy who died at the hospital early Saturday evening.

"Our hearts are so heavy today," Stillwater Mayor Gina Noble told USA TODAY.

The homecoming game against Kansas was played as scheduled, players bowing their heads in prayer as the American flag fluttered at half staff in Boone Pickens Stadium under orders from Gov. Mary Fallin, an Oklahoma State alumnus who attended the homecoming game. The university's homecoming is a major celebration, drawing more than 80,000 alumni, fans and area residents downtown. A pep rally before the game was cancelled, said Noble, who was the parade's grand marshal.

“Our hearts and prayers go out with those who lost loved ones today, to those that were injured in the tragedy,” Fallin said during a halftime press conference.

Noting other tragic occurrences, both in the state of Oklahoma and with the Oklahoma State University community — including two plane crashes in 2001 and 2011, involving the men’s and women’s basketball programs, respectively — Fallin added: “One thing I do know about Oklahoma people. They’re strong. They’re very compassionate. They believe in prayer. They believe in comforting people and helping during a time of crisis and need. We’ll get through this again. But certainly it’s a very painful experience for those of us here, and certainly for all Oklahomans."

Paramedics and firefighters participating in the parade were able to assist the injured immediately, authorities said.

“The Cowboy family pulls together," said university President Burns Hargis. "Unfortunately, we’ve had to do it before, and we're going do it again.”Gibbs declined to discuss the evidence against Chambers and asked any witnesses with photos and videos to contact investigators.

Noble said police are still identifying the dead, and wounded, and the town's 50,000 residents are still in shock.

“We’ve never seen anything like this. We’re taking our time to make sure we get everything right," she said. "We’re shocked. We are definitely subdued in mood and we’re still trying to understand."

As the game played on just two blocks away, the intersection of Hall of Fame and Main streets remained blocked by law enforcement vehicles and yellow tape. The mangled silver Hyundai sedan remained where it had stopped, with its two front tires popped over the curb on the southwest corner of the intersection. Occasional cheers could be heard from the stadium, but the crash scene was quiet. Only a few people watched as the dead were loaded onto stretchers, then into a black van, which then drove away.

The car was not part of the parade, according to police. Gibbs said Chambers drove her Elantra through several barriers and hit a parked police motorcycle before careening into the crowd.

Chambers has not yet been booked into the Payne County Jail; authorities there said she was in a separate detox unit.

Oklahoma State's homecoming famously attracts huge crowds to Stillwater each year. Before thousands of cheering orange-clad fans, the undefeated Cowboys beat winless Kansas 58-10.

"“That’s what we are: Stillwater Strong," Noble said. "We will get through this together and figure out how to help those who need the help.”
http://stillwater.org/government/cit...homecoming.php
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...rade/74532230/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...parade-n450876
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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

Mass murder

Alcohol strikes again

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

It looks to me like she's maybe more than just drunk, her pupils are a little pinned.

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

Here's an, albeit shitty, interesting video of the crash: http://www.news9.com/story/30342034/...ecoming-parade

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^^^Thanks for the link^^^

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

is that the army?? those uniforms look like scruffy urchins playing boy scouts

smarten the fuck up!!!

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

10:30 a.m and drunk. She going to miss her breakfast when she is in prison.

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

She must have been totally fucked up. I bet she was on pills too.

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Re: 4 Dead After Drunk Driver Plows into Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade

She got an upgrade. Being Held on 2nd Degree Murder

"On Sunday morning, investigators, in consultation with the Payne County District Attorney’s office, elected to file an affidavit and hold Chambers on four counts of second degree murder. A conviction for murder in the second degree has a sentence of ten years to life imprisonment for each count."

http://kfor.com/2015/10/25/police-su...urder-charges/


Her attorney is going for the mentally incompetent angle.

"After spending time with her, Coleman says, "I was not satisfied that I was communicating with a competent person. Miss Chambers suffers from mental illness, as to what type has yet to be determined."

He admits he is not a psychiatrist or psychologist, but he has experience and understands the warning signs of mental illness.

Coleman says the first thing he will ask for is a psychiatric evaluation and a competency hearing."



http://kfor.com/2015/10/25/attorney-...ental-illness/

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She must have been totally fucked up. I bet she was on pills too.
That's cause she's "mentally ill", doncha know?

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OKLAHOMA CITY —The attorney for Adacia Chambers, who authorities say was driving the vehicle that barreled into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, said that he believes she is not mentally competent.

Tony Coleman told reporters on Sunday that he believes she has a mental illness, though he did not speculate what kind of mental illness she may have.

He said he met with Chambers on Saturday night. He told reporters that there was a period of time that Chambers does not remember and he believed she may have blacked out.

Coleman said he believes she was suicidal at the time of the crash. He said in interviews with loved ones, it was revealed that she would go days without sleeping and was concerned about others' perceptions about her.

He said he believed she was not under the intoxicant of alcohol the night before the crash or the morning of the crash before she left for work.
So she's not drunk, not drunk, not drunk - but suicidal enough to get drunk on her way to a job, apparently in record speed.

Already trying to set this up, to avoid shit.

Ugh - as someone who has a diagnosed illness, and a child who inherited it, I'm getting real fucking sick of people like this.

Now, to add to people thinking my kid is going to shoot them up is me driving into them with my car.

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