3 Dead in Crash at OSU Parade


Oklahoma: Three people were killed Saturday and 22 injured after a vehicle being driven by a suspected drunk driver crashed into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.

Police said the vehicle was being driven by a woman who was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.  Mayor Gina Noble confirmed the number of dead and said there were several who were injured critically.

Police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said at around 10:30 a.m. the woman’s sedan struck a unoccupied motorcycle of an officer working security at the parade, then into the crowd of people.

Gibbs said eight of the injured were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries. Eight helicopters responded to the scene, the paper said. “We are heartbroken at this tragedy,” Noble said at an afternoon press conference.

Witnesses told that there was a terrifying crash as a car slammed into parade watchers at a high rate of speed. Another witness told the paper he saw the car plow in the crowd.