UPDATE 8:30 p.m. EDT: The number of dead in the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash rose to four Saturday night, KOCO, Oklahoma City, reported.
Hours after the deadly car crash in which a suspected intoxicated driver plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd in Stillwater, Oklahoma, supporters began expressing their support for the movement on Twitter with the hashtag #StillwaterStrong. The crash occurred Saturday, killing three people and injuring at least 22 others.
The school's Boone Pickens Stadium filled with supporters wearing the school's color, orange, Saturday afternoon. The school then observed a moment of silence before the homecoming game, and Twitter users tweeted their support for the victims and their families.
Other support came via Twitter as well, including statements from the Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and the school itself. "My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic events at @okstate today. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting," Fallin wrote, and later tweeted that she was heading to Stillwater to be with the mourners.
The Twitter account associated with Oklahoma State University urged students to contact their families after an influx of concerned parents and families called about the well-being of their children. The school pinned a tweet of support at the top of its feed as well. "The Cowboy Family is with those affected by today's tragic events. #StillwaterStrong #okstate," the posting read.
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Following the crash, the suspected driver was identified as Adacia Chambers, 25. Chambers was not operating a vehicle that was a part of the parade procession, officials said, and likely hit an unmanned police motorcycle first before hitting pedestrians. The vehicle was reportedly traveling at least 45 mph.
Details about the dead and other victims were not released at the same time Chambers' name was made public.