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OSU remembers 2015 Homecoming crash, mourns with WI Christmas parade tragedy

OSU - Oklahoma State University
Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 17:00:24-05

STILLWATER, Okla. — Six years after a deadly crash during a parade impacted their community, the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is mourning alongside Waukesha, Wisconsin.

On Oct. 24, 2015, as OSU hosted its annual Sea of Orange parade in honor of Homecoming weekend before the Cowboys took on the Kansas Jayhawks. As the parade neared an end, 25-year-old Adacia Chambers drove her car into several barriers. She then drove through the parade and hit dozens and killed four people.

Chambers faced several charges, including second-degree murder and assault and battery. She is serving a sentence of life in prison.

Years later, the Stillwater community remembered that fateful day when news came out of Wisconsin that someone drove through a Christmas parade over the weekend.

OSU's Alumni Association sent out a statement on Facebook in solidarity with Waukesha:

The #CowboyFamily has been touched by senseless tragedy before, and we extend our sympathies to everyone in Waukesha, Wisconsin. We pray for those who lost loved ones and for the recovery of those injured in tonight’s holiday parade.

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