Death toll rises after drama at Oklahoma pageant

Death toll rises after drama at Oklahoma pageant

World October 25, 2015 14:04

- A woman is Saturday with her car crashed into spectators of a student parade in the US city of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Four people were killed and dozens of people were injured.

The fourth fatality, a child of two, died Saturday in hospital. The medical center in Stillwater said in a statement able to have treated about forty patients. A hospital in the city of Oklahoma took eight patients, including five children.

The victims died when a car barricades and a parked police motorbike rammed, then the audience to drive. " We thought that the show could hear ", said a witness to local media. " People were flying meters into the air. They were like rag dolls. "

Also another witness is shocked. " We watched the parade when we heard squealing tires. Then we heard that the car stuff and people touched. There was screaming and people ran away ", said the 32- year-old woman.

The 25-year-old female driver was arrested. The woman from Stillwater is suspected that she was under the influence of alcohol when she crashed into the audience. She's probably not a student at Oklahoma State University, who organized the parade.

The father of the arrested motorist react in disbelief at the news that he read on social media. " I do not get it. So my daughter is not ", said the 47-year-old told The Oklahoman. " I can not imagine that alcohol played a role. As far as I know she is not an alcoholic. "

The damaged car was hours later still next to a lamppost. The place where people were hit was strewn with belongings of victims, such as garden chairs, clothes, blankets and water bottles.

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