Four people were killed in a horrific crash at Oklahoma State University at the hands of a drunk driver who plowed through a crowd.
According to NBC News, 25-year-old Adacia Chambers drove through the crowd at the school’s homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Oct. 24, killing four and injuring 47 others.
“At first we thought it was part of the show,” university alum Konda Walker told the Stillwater News Press, according to reports. “People were flying 30 feet into the air like rag dolls.”
Kailey Carter, a 19-year-old student, said she was hit by Chambers’s car and managed to walk away relatively unharmed, aside from a badly cut hand, NBC News reported.
“I just saw something black coming at us,” she said. “I didn't know what it was at first, so I just got up and ran. The car hit me as it was stopping, and then I flew over some strollers.”
“My roommate was like 'Do not look, do not look' because they were putting bags over people, and she was like 'You don't want to look there,'” Carter added. "It was just really scary."
Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis said the incident was a “a senseless and incomprehensible act” and asked residents to “lift up the families who lost their loved ones and those injured in your prayers.”
Among those killed in the crash was 2-year-old Nash Lucas, whose mother is a student at the school and was attending the parade with him.
Chambers’s father expressed his disbelief over the crash his daughter caused.
“I can’t figure this out,” he told The Oklahoman. “This is not the person that’s my daughter. I can’t imagine alcohol being involved. She is not an alcoholic. This is just not who she is. They’re going to paint her into a horrible person but this is not [her].”
Chambers was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence. Police are reportedly investigating the incident as a homicide and will pursue additional charges.