UPDATED 8:30 p.m. EDT: Police said a fourth victim of Saturday's Oklahoma State University homecoming crash has died and eight remain in critical condition, KOCO, Oklahoma City, reported. Nine others were reported in serious condition and 17 others were described as "walking wounded."
Eight patients, including five children, were flown to OU Medical Center.
Police have identified Adacia Chambers, a 25-year-old Stillwater, Oklahoma, resident as a suspect in the car accident that left at least three people dead and several others injured Saturday morning. The victims were attending a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, according to local media outlet News On 6.
Police said Saturday that in total about 22 people were injured, eight critically, in the accident. Police also said that they have Chambers in custody and that they believed Chambers was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. After the crash, about 20 people were brought to the hospital with both minor and serious injuries, NBC News reported.
Local media reported that the Stillwater mayor said earlier in the day that three people were left in critical condition after the incident and that 27 people were flown to hospitals. Eight helicopters had to be brought in to transport people.
— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyNews9) October 24, 2015
No details of the dead were given by police.
Police said Chambers hit a police motorcycle first, but nobody was on the bike. The car then hit the crowd head-on.
The car wasn’t part of the parade, according to reports. Some at the scene said they thought the vehicle was traveling from 45 mph to 50 mph, according to NewsOK. Other said the scene was chaotic and that victims were everywhere.
#BREAKING: from Stillwater mayor: 3 dead, 2 critical, 27 flown to hospitals. 8 helicopters brought in
— Grant Hermes News 9 (@GrantHermesKWTV) October 24, 2015
Oklahoma State made a brief statement on Twitter following the incident. "Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected,” said the tweet.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin also tweeted a statement Saturday. "My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic events at @okstate today. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting," the tweet read.