Yesterday, a fatal accident that occurred during the Oklahoma State University (OSU) homecoming parade in Stillwater left four people dead and more than 40 others injured.
According to initial police reports, the accident occurred around 10 am Saturday morning when the driver – a 25-year-old woman from Stillwater – reportedly hit an unmanned motorcycle before slamming into the crowd behind it who was watching the parade.
Investigators suspect that the driver was intoxicated. She had reportedly been celebrating the OSU homecoming the evening before with her boyfriend, who explained that she had been home by 10 pm Friday night.
Following the collision, a total of 27 people were immediately taken to nearby hospitals for emergency medical treatment. Ten of these people were considered to be “critically” injured at the time. Among the four accident victims who ultimately died as a result of their injuries was a two-year-old child.
An OSU statement issued in response to this accident stated the following:
Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.
More Answers Are Expected from the Ongoing Investigation
At this point, there are still a lot of unknowns regarding this accident, and Stillwater investigators are working on clarifying these details. That is why there has been no additional information – like the following – released about this DUI case yet:
- What indications the officers had that the driver was drunk/impaired
- What type of blood alcohol content (BAC) testing was conducted
- What the result of the driver’s BAC testing was
- What the driver said or did in the moments following the accident and/or the arrest
- Whether the driver may have prior DUIs.
As more updates about this DUI story become available, we’ll bring you the latest news here in a future blog. Until then, post your comments about this story on our Facebook & Google+ pages.
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