Commodities: Injuries, Deaths Reported in Crash at Oklahoma State University Parade — 2nd Update

Sat Oct 24 14:13:49 2015 EDT

Associated Press

     STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)--A suspected drunken driver crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday morning during the
Oklahoma State University homecoming parade in Stillwater, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen
others, police said.

     Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said the woman's sedan plowed into an unoccupied motorcycle of an officer who
was working security at the parade, then into the crowd. The driver of the sedan was taken into custody on a DUI
charge, Gibbs said.

     Capt. Gibbs said three people were killed and 22 were injured in the crash.

     The university posted on Twitter: "Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier
this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected."

     Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis said the homecoming game against Kansas would be played Saturday
afternoon.

     Witness Dave Kapple of Houston told the Stillwater News Press that he and his son were about 10 feet away when
they saw the vehicle barreling into the crowd.

     "We heard somebody scream, 'Look out!.' (He) plowed through a police motorcycle, and then a crowd of people," Mr.
Kapple said. "People were flying everywhere."

     Konda Walker, from Anchorage, Alaska, was attending the festivities ahead of the homecoming college football game
between Oklahoma State and Kansas.

     "At first we thought it was part of the show," Ms. Walker told the News Press. "People were flying 30 feet into
the air like rag dolls."

     Phone calls to Oklahoma State officials weren't immediately returned.

     Copyright 2015 Associated Press


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