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Suspect In Deadly Moore Crash Lost His Son Last Weekend

Posted at 8:17 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 09:21:23-05

MOORE, Okla. — We're learning new details about a hit and run crash near an Oklahoma school that killed two students.

Officials say that multiple juveniles were hit and two 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.

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.

Townsend remains in jail without bond.

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