In Oklahoma, the Stillwater homecoming parade crash is still being investigated by police. Adacia Chambers has been identified as the suspect who drove her car through the Stillwater parade, killing four and injuring many more. The father of Adacia, 47-year-old Floyd Chambers, cannot believe what has happened during the Stillwater parade, and he claims his daughter could not have been drugged or drunk. Authorities have also stated that it is too early to say whether or not Chambers was acting intentionally.
[Update] The lawyer for the crash suspect claims Chambers was not drunk but it is possible she suffered from a diabetes blackout.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the Stillwater homecoming parade was celebrating the “Sea Of Orange,” an annual Oklahoma State homecoming tradition. Thus, the streets were packed when Adacia Chambers first hit a police motorcycle and then barreled through the crowds while still traveling “between 45 and 50 mph.”
“Full speed. Came S on main. Hit cop motorcycle then mowed through parade crowd. Not part of parade” – Person inches from car in Stillwater
— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyNews9) October 24, 2015
Megan Lantz, who witnessed the Stillwater parade crash, described the tragedy to the Oklahoman.
“This is the very end of the parade where all the vehicles start to split off in their own directions. There were probably 100 people on the corner where the car came through. We were facing the parade and heard tires squealing and then started to hear the car hitting things and people and there was screaming and people running away,” said Lantz.
“I had my six children with me, but I am first aid certified, so I passed them on to my mother and ran in to help. Everyone was helping as much as they could.”
Authorities used helicopters to airlift the injured away from the Stillwater homecoming parade, but in the end, four people passed away. Early reports were uncertain about the number of total injured, but the police say the number stands at 44 total.
Three adults were killed in the car crash, in addition to a 2-year-old boy. According to KARE, the City of Stillwater has named the victims as “Nakita Prabhakar, 23, from Edmond, Okla.; and Bonnie Jean Stone and Marvin Lyle Stone, both 65, from Stillwater.”
Here she is, Adacia Chambers, the girl who drove through the OSU homecoming parade, killing 3 and injuring many more pic.twitter.com/jRRSxGhgEV
— Caleb Barkocy (@c_barkocy) October 24, 2015
Adacia Chambers was booked at the Payne County Jail for her actions during the Stillwater parade. According to Heavy, Chambers was sent home early from her job at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers because her supervisors “thought she was on drugs.” Co-workers believe she may have been mentally exhausted, since she worked both Friday night and then Saturday morning before being sent home early. When a coworker was asked if something was different about Chambers recently, the coworker replied, “Nope, not at all. She worked this morning though and people said she ‘looked like she’s on drugs.’ ”
The father of the Stillwater parade crash suspect says he first heard about the incident through social media. The 25-year-old woman had joined in on the Stillwater homecoming festivities the day before the deadly crash, but the woman’s boyfriend confirmed she was home fairly early.
“Everyone across the country is talking about it,” said Floyd Chambers. “I can’t figure this out. This is not the person that’s my daughter… I can’t imagine alcohol being involved. She is not an alcoholic that I’m aware of. This is just not who she is. They’re going to paint her into a horrible person but this is not (her).”
The father of Adacia Chambers says he will be praying for those who “lost loved ones” in the Stillwater homecoming parade crash. He does not believe his daughter would have purposefully planned on hurting anyone, he knows that “she’s not that person.” The Stillwater Police Department is still awaiting the results of the blood alcohol tests.
[Image via Stillwater Police Department]