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Jenks Track and Cross Country Teams Help Families Impacted By Moore Crash

Posted at 8:17 AM, Feb 13, 2020

JENKS — The Jenks Track and Cross Country teams are working to help those impacted by last week's deadly crash outside Moore High School.

The team's booster club is selling t-shirts to raise money for families involved.

The shirts read "Running is Moore Than Just A Race - It's Family."

Two students were killed and four were injured when a driver going nearly 80 miles per hour crashed into several cross country runners.

First responders were called to the 300 block of North Eastern in Moore at the beginning of February.

Officials say Rachel Freeman died at the scene, while five others were sent to the hospital. Yuridia Martinez, one of the five sent to the hospital, later passed away.

Max Townsend was arrested after police say he crashed his truck into the group of students during cross country practice.

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New reports show Townsend was talking to himself and saying, "I lost my son," after crashing his pickup truck.

Police say Townsend's son was killed the prior weekend in a multi-vehicle crash.

According to the Associated Press, Townsend was charged with manslaughter in the deaths of Freeman and Martinez.

AP says Townsend was also charged with leaving the scene of a fatality accident, leaving the scene of an accident causing person injury, and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.

Investigators believe Townsend was driving 65 to 70 mph in a 25 mph school zone, the AP says.

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