Mourners hold a vigil a day after four people were killed by a driver at a parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 25, 2015) (NBC) – Mourners held a vigil on Sunday (October 25), one day after four people were killed by a suspected drunk driver at a parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
An Oklahoma woman was charged on Sunday with four counts of second-degree murder a day after she allegedly crashed the car she was driving into a crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, police said.
Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, allegedly drove a gray Hyundai Elantra into a crowd watching Saturday’s parade in Stillwater, about 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Oklahoma City.
Police said they suspected Chambers was intoxicated. Three adults and a toddler were killed and about four dozen people were injured, five of them critically.
Stillwater police said in a statement on Sunday the murder charges were filed in consultation with the Payne County District Attorney’s office. Police were still awaiting results of a blood test administered to Chambers after the crash.
Her lawyer, Tony Coleman, told The Oklahoman newspaper he believes his client is mentally ill and doubted she was drunk at the time of the crash.