3 Dead After Car Slams Into OSU Homecoming Parade

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2015 12:43 PM CDT
Emergency personnel and spectators respond after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing at least three people, Saturday.   (David Bitton/The News Press via AP)

(Newser) – At least three people were killed and another 22 injured as a car slammed into the crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, NBC News reports. "I can't describe it any more clearly than this: People flying in the air," a graduate student who was watching the parade a few blocks from campus tells CNN. According to the AP, the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

"(He) plowed through a police motorcycle and then a crowd of people," a witness tells the Stillwater News Press. "People were flying everywhere." "At first we thought it was part of the show," another bystander says. "People were flying 30 feet into the air like rag dolls." CNN reports the incident took place about four hours before the Oklahoma State University football team was scheduled to take on Kansas University. (Read more Oklahoma stories.)

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