Payne County District Attorney officially filed second-degree murder charges and 46 counts of felony assault against Adacia Chambers, who is accused of purposely driving into the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade. The judge demanded Chambers undergo a psychological evaluation.
Officials stated that four people died, including 2-year-old Nash Lucas, and 46 received injuries.
The crash also killed 65-year-old Dr. Marvin Stone, 65-year-old Bonnie Stone, and 23-year-old Nikita Nakal.
Chambers could receive life or no less than 10 years for each conviction.
In Oklahoma, second-degree murder occurs:
1. When perpetrated by an act imminently dangerous to another person and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual; or
2. When perpetrated by a person engaged in the commission of any felony other than the unlawful acts set out in Section 1, subsection B, of this act.
On October 24, Chambers avoided a barricade and proceeded to plow her car through the crowd as OSU’S homecoming parade finished. OSU is home to America’s largest homecoming, bringing in thousands of alum and families. The university and Stillwater plan each homecoming at least a year in advance.
The police suspected Chambers was under the influence of drugs, but they have not received any blood test results.
“The suspicion was DUI drugs from the get go, and we’re awaiting the test results to see if those support that charge,” explained Stillwater Police Captain Kyle Gibbs. “Any DUI arrest is initially based on probable cause, based on observations of the driver, their actions, things like that.”