(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 25, 2015) – Adacia Avery Chambers is being held on additional charges of second degree murder (four counts). Chambers, a 25-year-old Stillwater resident, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 24 for driving under the influence after a collision with a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade. Three victims were pronounced dead at the scene and one victim, a two year old boy, died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. Forty-six other people were injured in the collision.

On Sunday morning, investigators, in consultation with the Payne County District Attorney’s office, elected to file an affidavit and hold Chambers on four counts of second degree murder. A conviction for murder in the second degree has a sentence of ten years to life imprisonment for each count.

Chambers was arrested for DUI on Saturday morning. She was taken to Stillwater Medical Center to obtain blood samples as required by Oklahoma statute in collisions involving fatality and serious injury. The blood samples will be sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for testing. Chambers was transported to the Stillwater Police Department jail for holding.

On Sunday afternoon, Chambers was transferred to the Payne County jail where she will await and initial court appearance on Monday.

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A traffic collision that occurred during the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma resulted in the death of four people and the injury of forty-seven others.

The collision occurred at 10:31 AM on October 24 at the intersection of Hall of Fame Ave. and Main St. That intersection was the termination point of the parade. The intersection was lined with spectators when the collision occurred. 

The victims’ names, ages, location and conditions are listed below: 

 

Victim Name

Age

Hometown

Current Location

Condition

1

Juvenile

2

Stillwater, OK

 

Deceased

2

Prabhakar, Nakita

23

Edmond, OK

 

Deceased

3

Stone, Bonnie Jean

65

Stillwater, OK

 

Deceased

4

Stone, Marvin Lyle

65

Stillwater, OK

 

Deceased

           

5

Bates, Sherry

40

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Critical

6

Murphy, Kelly

41

 

St Johns - Tulsa

Critical

7

Rodriguez, Diana

37

 

St Johns  - Tulsa

Critical

8

Schmitz, Leo

60

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Critical

9

Turner, Mary Annette

61

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Critical

10

Juvenile

6

 

OU Childrens Hospital - Oklahoma City

Fair

11

Juvenile

7

 

OU Childrens Hospital - Oklahoma City

Fair

12

Juvenile

6

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Fair

13

Juvenile

6

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Fair

14

Harrison, Kelly

27

 

Mercy Hospital - Oklahoma City

Good

15

Juvenile

1

 

OU Medical - Oklahoma City

Good

16

Juvenile

12

 

Stillwater Medical Center

non-life threatening

17

Harrison,Kimberly

30

 

Stillwater Medical Center

non-life threatening

18

Rodriquez, Diana

37

 

Stillwater Medical Center

non-life threatening

19

Zeng, Dexia

35

 

Stillwater Medical Center

non-life threatening

20

Atwell, Kayleigh

20

 

St Johns - Tulsa, OK

stable

21

Edwards,Steven

55

 

St Francis Hospital - Tulsa, OK

Stable

           

22

Juvenile

10

 

Treated and released

 

23

Abai,Clement

36

 

Treated and released

 

24

Atwell, Deborah

55

 

Treated and released

 

25

Juvenile

7

 

Treated and released

 

26

Juvenile

13

 

Treated and released

 

27

Bolden, Chayton

19

 

Treated and released

 

28

Cardinal, Mary Lynn

48

 

Treated and released

 

29

Carter, Kailey Beth

19

 

Treated and released

 

30

Chintalapati,Bhardwaj

26

 

Treated and released

 

31

Edwards, Teresa Gay

55

 

Treated and released

 

32

Freeman, Carrie

47

 

Treated and released

 

33

Juvenile

3

 

Treated and released

 

34

Gray, Amanda

24

 

Treated and released

 

35

Hulbert, Adonis

19

 

Treated and released

 

36

Johnson, Taylor Lea

18

 

Treated and released

 

37

Johnson,Jenifer

43

 

Treated and released

 

38

Lind, Zhigang

38

 

Treated and released

 

39

Juvenile

6

 

Treated and released

 

40

Reynolds, Amanda

31

 

Treated and released

 

41

Schmitz, Sharon

66

 

Treated and released

 

42

Smith, Anna

19

 

Treated and released

 

43

Stanley,Kim

58

 

Treated and released

 

44

Strauch, Nicolette

20

 

Treated and released

 

45

Strawn, Katie

46

 

Treated and released

 

46

Thames, Pamela

59

 

Treated and released

 

47

Vanhooykonk,  Bryan

34

 

Treated and released

 

48

Whyte, Lynn Sue

60

 

Treated and released

 

49

Witten, Kevin

52

 

Treated and released

 

50

Wu, Tao

34

 

Treated and released

 

51

Wu, Yu Ming

62

 

Treated and released

 

The collision occurred when a car driven by Stillwater resident Adacia Avery Chambers (25) drove into a crowd of spectators striking numerous people as well as an unmanned police motorcycle.  Chambers was arrested at the scene for Driving Under the Influence.  Chambers remains in jail at this hour.  Her initial appearance in Payne County District Court will likely be Monday October 26th. 

Investigation into the cause of the collision continues. Additional charges will be presented to the Payne County District Attorney’s office.

All of the first responders, the City of Stillwater and Oklahoma State University family extend our deepest sympathy to the victims and their families.

The police department asks that anyone who witnessed the accident or who may have video evidence of the collision to please contact us at 405.372.4171.

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