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Police have released the name of the woman arrested on a DUI charge after the crash that killed three people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming game. Police have released the name of the woman arrested on a DUI charge after the crash that killed three people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming game.
STILLWATER, Okla. -

The latest on the fatal crash at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade (all times local):

6:30 p.m.
    
Oklahoma police say a 25-year-old woman arrested after a car crashed into a crowd at a parade and killed four people is now being held on four charges of second-degree murder.
    
Adacia Avery Chambers initially was held on a charge of driving while under the influence. But Stillwater, Oklahoma, police said late on Sunday that the second-degree murder charges were added.
    
Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene of the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade and a 2-year-old boy died later at a hospital from injuries. Dozens more were injured.
    
Chambers will have an initial court appearance on Monday, police say.
    
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5 p.m.
    
An attorney representing the woman suspected of crashing her car into a crowd at a homecoming parade says he believes she suffers from a mental illness.
    
Tony Coleman, who is defending Adacia Chambers, says there is no indication that she had been drinking or taking drugs before police say she drove into spectators at the Oklahoma State University parade on Saturday morning.
    
The 25-year-old woman was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after the crash, which killed four people and left 47 injured. Police are awaiting results of toxicology tests.
    
Coleman says there were warning signs from her behavior before the crash, including an inability to sleep.  He added: "In my opinion, Ms. Chambers suffers from a mental illness."
    
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3:35 p.m.
    
A relative of a man who was badly injured when a car crashed into a crowd at a parade said all he remembers is a sound and then his stepfather was no longer standing next to him.
    
Forty-nine-year-old Mark McNitt, says he was at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade with his wife, mother and stepfather, Leo Schmitz.
    
Occasionally emotional as he spoke to a press conference at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, McNitt said: "All I remember is a gush of wind and then the sound, and then Leo, who was standing next to me, wasn't standing next to me."
    
Leo Schmitz, 54, was listed by police earlier on Sunday as in critical condition at the OU hospital.
    
McNitt says his leg was slightly injured and his mother, Sharon Schmitz, also was slightly injured.
    
McNitt, a graduate of OSU who lives in Houston, described the scene as "a lot of chaos" after the crash.
    
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12:10 p.m.
    
One of the victims killed when a car crashed into spectators at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade was a student at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
    
UCO President Don Betz says in a statement that MBA student Nikita Prabhakar Nakal of Mumbai, India, is one of those who died when witnesses say a woman drove her car into the crowd.
    
Betz says Nakal's unrealized potential will be mourned, but that her life should be honored. Betz also said plans are being made to honor Nakal.
    
He said UCO's Center for Counseling and Well-Being is available for anyone who needs support or counseling.
    
Nakal was identified as Nakita Prabhakar by Stillwater police. A police spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking to explain the discrepancy.
    
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11:30 a.m., Sunday
    
Police say five people who were badly injured when a car crashed into the crowd at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade remain in critical condition.
    
Stillwater Police Capt. Kyle Gibbs says investigators are going through witness statements and may talk with the district attorney on Monday about potential charges against 25-year-old Adacia Chambers.
    
Chambers was arrested for driving under the influence after the crash that killed four people and injured 47 others. Gibbs says Chambers remains in the Stillwater City Jail and may make her first court appearance Monday afternoon.
    
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7:50 a.m.
    
Police have released the identities of three adults who were killed when witnesses say a woman drove her car into spectators at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade.
    
The Stillwater Police Department did not provide the name of a 2-year-old boy also died in the crash Saturday morning.
    
In a news release early Sunday, Capt. Kyle Gibbs said 23-year-old Nakita Prabhakar of Edmond was killed in the crash. Gibbs says 65-year-old Bonnie Jean Stone and 65-year-old Marvin Lyle Stone, both of Stillwater, also were killed.
    
Gibbs says another 47 people were injured in the collision, including five who remained in critical condition early Sunday.
    
Twenty-five-year-old Adacia Chambers has been arrested on a DUI charge in the crash and is jailed. She is scheduled to appear Monday in Payne County District Court.
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7 p.m., Saturday
    
Hospital officials say a 2-year-old has become the fourth person to die after a woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crowd.
    
The child's death was reported Saturday evening in a news release from OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. The child died at The Children's Hospital.
    
Police have said a car driven by 25-year-old Adacia Chambers struck an unoccupied motorcycle of an officer working security at the parade Saturday in Stillwater. The vehicle then went into the crowd.
    
In addition to the four deaths, more than 30 were injured. They included eight who were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries.
    
Chambers was taken into custody on the DUI charge.
    
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4:30 p.m.
    
The father of a woman accused of crashing her car into the crowd attending the Oklahoma State homecoming parade says he can't believe his daughter could have done it.
    
Floyd Chambers, of Oologah, told The Oklahoman that he learned through social media that his daughter - Adacia Chambers of Stillwater - was arrested for driving under the influence following the Saturday morning crash that killed three people and injured dozens.
    
A woman who answered a call to a phone number listed for Floyd Chambers told The Associated Press no one was available to talk.
    
Chambers said his daughter is timid and that he could not imagine alcohol being involved. Police are awaiting blood tests to determine if Adacia Chambers was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    
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4:15 p.m.
    
University of Oklahoma President David Boren has issued a statement expressing sympathy to those killed and injured when a car crashed into people attending the homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University.
    
"Our prayers go out to the Cowboy community," Boren said in the statement issued Saturday afternoon.
    
A moment of silence for the victims in the crash was held before the Oklahoma-Texas Tech game in Norman.


    
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3:15 p.m.
    
Police have updated the number of people injured in the Oklahoma State parade crash to 34 and say eight of them are in critical condition.
    
Three people were killed when a motorist plowed her car into a crowd of spectators at the homecoming parade. Originally Stillwater police had said 22 others were injured, but they updated that total Saturday afternoon to 34.
    
The homecoming game was being played Saturday afternoon against Kansas. The crowd observed a moment of silence before kickoff.


    
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3 p.m.
    
A football stadium crowd has observed a moment of silence for the victims of a fatal crash hours earlier at Oklahoma State's annual homecoming parade.
    
The flag was lowered to half-staff at Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday afternoon before kickoff of the No. 14 Cowboys' homecoming game against Kansas. Officials had considered postponing the game but decided to play it as scheduled and honor the victims.
    
After running out onto the field before the game, most of the Oklahoma State players knelt in prayer by the OSU sideline.
    
Three people were killed and dozens injured when a car careened into a crowd at the homecoming parade. The driver of the car was arrested on a DUI charge.
    
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1:30 p.m.
    
Police have released the name of the woman arrested on a DUI charge after the crash that killed three people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming game.
    
Stillwater police say the woman taken into custody is 25-year-old Adacia Chambers. They didn't identify her hometown.
    
Three people were killed and 22 injured - eight critically - after the motorist slammed into the parade Saturday morning in Stillwater.
    
The homecoming game was being played Saturday afternoon against Kansas. University officials said there would be a moment of silence to honor the victims.


    
1:15 p.m.
    
Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis says OSU's game against Kansas will still be played Saturday despite a crash involving a motorist who plowed into the school's homecoming parade, killing three people and injuring 22 others.
    
Hargis' comments came in a news conference hours after the Saturday morning crash. Police have arrested the woman who was driving the car on a charge of driving under the influence.


    
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12:55 p.m.
    
Police say the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
    
Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said the woman's sedan crashed into the unoccupied motorcycle of an officer who was working security at the route, then into the crowd of people.
    
Gibbs says three people were killed and nearly two dozen injured during the crash Saturday morning. He says eight of the injured were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries.

Previous coverage:

Police say there are three fatalities and 22 injuries after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.
    
Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs had no further comment Saturday prior to a news conference about the incident.
    
Witness Dave Kapple told the Stillwater News Press that "people were flying everywhere" after the vehicle barreled into the crowd.
    
The university posted on Twitter: "Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected."
    
Oklahoma State was to play Kansas in the homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.

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