NEW YORK, Oct 25 : Four persons, including a young Indian student, have been killed and over 40 others injured in a horrific car crash when a suspected drunk woman driver ploughed into a large crowd during a US varsity's homecoming parade.
Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, a two-year-old boy, died from his injuries at a hospital, according to a Stillwater police statement. Nikita Nakal of Mumbai was identified as among the victims of the accident on Saturday by University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) President Don Betz.
Authorities identified the driver as 25-year-old Adacia Avery Chambers, who was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Chambers drove through barricades set up for the Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade before she crashed into the crowd, police said.
She first hit a police officer's motorcycle and then rammed her car into the parade-goers packed on a street corner.
Megan Lantz of Ponca City, Oklahoma, told the Oklahoman newspaper that about 100 people were standing on the corner at the time the car, going between 72-80 kph, struck the crowd. ?Khaleej Times