OSU Crash Suspect's Dad: 'This Is Not Her'

Adacia Chambers accused of DUI in accident that killed 4
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2015 5:57 AM CDT
OSU Crash Suspect's Dad: 'This Is Not Her'
Adacia Chambers. Police said Chambers plowed her car into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the OSU homecoming parade.   (Stillwater Police Department via AP)

Four people are now dead, dozens more injured, and the father of the woman accused of plowing into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade under the influence and causing the deaths is mystified. "I can't wrap my brain around this … This is not the person that's my daughter," Floyd Chambers tells the Oklahoman. "I can't imagine alcohol being involved. ... I know that she didn't do this on purpose. This is just a bad accident." Chambers says he thinks his 25-year-old daughter, Adacia Avery Chambers, was on her way to work, at her job in the food industry, when the accident happened Saturday morning.

Seventeen people remain hospitalized in the crash, reports CNN, and five of those are listed as critical. "I just saw something black coming at us. I didn't know what it was at first, so I just got up and ran," says a student who was among the injured. "The car hit me as it was stopping, and then I flew over some strollers." (More Oklahoma State University stories.)

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