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Man Accused In Deadly Moore Crash Charged With Manslaughter

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 12:06:07-05

MOORE, Okla. — According to court records, Max Townsend, the suspect, accused of hitting multiple juveniles near Moore High School, has been with a third manslaughter charge against him.

We're learning new details about a hit and run crash near an Oklahoma school that killed three students.

Officials say that multiple juveniles were hit and three were killed in an auto-pedestrian accident near Moore High School, according to our news partner KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City.

First responders were called to the 300 block of North Eastern in Moore Monday afternoon.

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.

According to the Associated Press, Kolby Crum, who was one of the students struck by the vehicle, has died.

A post made on the Prayers for Kolby Facebook pages, states "Kolby’s Mom also wanted me to convey that when the services have been planned, we will post the information on this page. Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support."

Max Townsend was arrested earlier this week 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 last weekend in a multi-vehicle crash.

According to the AP, Townsend was charged Friday 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.

Townsend remains in jail without bond.

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