A 25-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade is scheduled to appear in court Monday, after witnesses said she drove her car into spectators with such force that she sent bodies flying into the air.

Adacia Chambers was initially arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the crash Saturday morning in Stillwater that also injured dozens of people. But late Sunday, police said Chambers was also being held on four counts of second-degree murder.

Chambers, of Stillwater, is scheduled to appear Monday in Payne County District Court. She has yet to be formally charged.

A police statement did not explain the reasons for the new charges, and a spokesman did not return repeated messages seeking comment. Officials with the Payne County district attorney’s office couldn’t immediately be reached.

Under Oklahoma law, second-degree murder charges are warranted when someone conducts an act that’s “imminently dangerous to another person” but does so without premeditation. Each count is punishable by at least 10 years in prison.

Tony Coleman, Chambers’ attorney, said at a news conference in Oklahoma City that he believed his client suffers from a mental illness and that there was no indication that she was drinking before the crash. Police are awaiting blood tests to determine whether Chambers was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

“I absolutely can rule out alcohol,” Coleman said.

He said he spoke with Chambers for about an hour.

“During that entire interview, I was not satisfied at all that I was communicating with a competent individual,” Coleman said.

Chambers, who had been at work before the crash, doesn’t remember much of what happened, only recalling being extremely confused as she was removed from the car, the lawyer said.

“She could have even blacked out,” Coleman said.

Messages to Stillwater police seeking comment on Coleman’s statements weren’t immediately returned.

Chambers’ father, Floyd Chambers of Oologah, told The Oklahoman newspaper Saturday he couldn’t believe his daughter was involved and said she was not an alcoholic. Floyd Chambers couldn’t be reached for comment Sunday by The Associated Press.

Coleman said Chambers’ family was “absolutely devastated.”

Witnesses described a scene of chaos as bodies flew into the air from the impact and landed on the road. Three adults and a 2-year-old boy were killed and at least 46 others were hurt, including at least four critically injured.

Authorities have not released the identity of the child who was killed. The dead adults were identified as Nakita Prabhakar Nakal, 23, an MBA student from India at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and a married couple, Bonnie Jean Stone and Marvin Lyle Stone, both 65, of Stillwater. Marvin Stone was a retired professor of agricultural engineering, who had been popular with students, a colleague said.

“He was loved by students and one of the best teachers we had,” said Ron Elliott, the former head of the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at OSU. “He just really had a gift for connecting with students and helping them learn,” Elliott said in a telephone interview.

Konda Walker, an OSU graduate who was in Stillwater with her sister to celebrate homecoming, said she was only about 50 feet from the crash scene.

She said it took her a few seconds to process what had happened. There were bodies and injured people lying “all over the place,” Walker said.

“One woman was a crumpled mess on the road. They turned her over and started CPR. We realized she didn’t make it,” she said.

Among the injured were nine children 10 years old or younger.

At the corner of the intersection where the suspect’s car came to a stop, a makeshift memorial grew Sunday with balloons, flowers, stuffed teddy bears and candles with black and orange ribbons tied around them, for the school’s colors. A handmade sign read, “It’s always darkest before dawn. Stay strong.”

Anthea Lewis had tears in her eyes as she placed a child’s hat with an Oklahoma State University logo at the base of the memorial.

“I’ve lived here my whole life, and this blows my mind,” she said.

Hundreds gathered for a vigil at the campus Sunday night.

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STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 24, 2015) – Stillwater Director of Public Safety Norman McNickle says the names of the victims in traffic collision should be ready for release  by 6 a.m. tomorrow.

“Victims have been sent to seven different area hospitals,” McNickle said, “and their job is to treat the wounded first and to notify us later.”

The list of names will be made available once everyone has been identified and that information has been confirmed.

The list will be posted on the City of Stillwater’s website at:http://stillwater.org/government/city_departments/stillwater_police_department/fatality_collision_at_osu_homecoming.php

Emergency personnel respond after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, causing multiple injuries, on Saturday in Stillwater, Oka. David Bitton / The News Press via AP

Emergency personnel respond after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, causing multiple injuries, on Saturday in Stillwater, Oka. David Bitton / The News Press via AP

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 A fourth death has occurred as the result of the traffic collision that occurred during the OSU Homecoming Parade today at Main St. and Hall of Fame Ave. The collision occurred at 10:31AM.

Three adult victims were pronounced dead at the scene earlier today.  A fourth victim has died of injuries sustained in the collision.  That fourth victim was a 2 year old boy.

As of 7 PM the injured list has grown to 44 persons in addition to the 4 fatalities.

The driver of the car arrested at the scene for Driving Under the Influence, 25 year old Adacia Avery Chambers or Stillwater, remains in jail.

We are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or who has video of the collision to please contact the Stillwater Police Dept. at 405.372.4171.

Further, Stillwater PD has established a clearing house for patient names as they become available. Family members searching for loved ones whom they cannot contact otherwise need to call 405.372.4171.

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 A traffic collision occurred at the termination point, Main St. and Hall of Fame Ave. of the OSU Homecoming parade.  The collision occurred at 10:31 AM.

The collision involved 1 car, a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, traveling southbound on Main St. It struck an unmanned police motorcycle before driving into a crowd of spectators.

As of 1:20PM we can confirmed there are: THREE fatalities, EIGHT critically injured persons (7 were flown from scene by air ambulance 1 was transported to Stillwater Medical Center.), NINE seriously injured persons transported to Stillwater Medical Center and SEVENTEEN walking wounded who travelled to Stillwater Medical Center by private vehicle for treatment.

The driver of the car was arrested at the scene for Driving Under the Influence and taken to the City of Stillwater Jail.  The driver is Adacia Avery Chambers.  She is a 25 year old female Stillwater resident.

The Stillwater PD collision reconstruction team is still at the scene investigating the collision at this time.

We are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or who has video of the collision to please contact the Stillwater Police Dept. at 405.372.4171.

Further, Stillwater PD has established a clearing house for patient names as they become available. Family members searching for loved ones whom they cannot contact otherwise need to call 405.372.4171.

Adacia Chambers. Stillwater Police Department

Adacia Chambers. Stillwater Police Department

 

The victims’ names, ages, location and conditions are listed below:

Victim Name

Age

Hometown Current Location Condition
1 Juvenile

2

Stillwater, OK Deceased
2 Prabhakar, Nakita

23

Edmond, OK Deceased
3 Stone, Bonnie Jean

65

Stillwater, OK Deceased
4 Stone, Marvin Lyle

65

Stillwater, OK Deceased
5 Bates, Sherry

40

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Critical
6 Murphy, Kelly

41

St Johns – Tulsa Critical
7 Rodriguez, Diana

37

St Johns  – Tulsa Critical
8 Schmitz, Leo

60

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Critical
9 Turner, Mary Annette

61

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Critical
10 Juvenile

6

OU Childrens Hospital – Oklahoma City Fair
11 Juvenile

7

OU Childrens Hospital – Oklahoma City Fair
12 Juvenile

6

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Fair
13 Juvenile

6

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Fair
14 Harrison, Kelly

27

Mercy Hospital – Oklahoma City Good
15 Juvenile

1

OU Medical – Oklahoma City Good
16 Juvenile

12

Stillwater Medical Center non-life threatening
17 Harrison,Kimberly

30

Stillwater Medical Center non-life threatening
18 Rodriquez, Diana

37

Stillwater Medical Center non-life threatening
19 Zeng, Dexia

35

Stillwater Medical Center non-life threatening
20 Atwell, Kayleigh

20

St Johns – Tulsa, OK stable
21 Edwards,Steven

55

St Francis Hospital – Tulsa, OK Stable
22 Juvenile

10

Treated and released
23 Abai,Clement

36

Treated and released
24 Atwell, Deborah

55

Treated and released
25 Juvenile

7

Treated and released
26 Juvenile

13

Treated and released
27 Bolden, Chayton

19

Treated and released
28 Cardinal, Mary Lynn

48

Treated and released
29 Carter, Kailey Beth

19

Treated and released
30 Chintalapati,Bhardwaj

26

Treated and released
31 Edwards, Teresa Gay

55

Treated and released
32 Freeman, Carrie

47

Treated and released
33 Juvenile

3

Treated and released
34 Gray, Amanda

24

Treated and released
35 Hulbert, Adonis

19

Treated and released
36 Johnson, Taylor Lea

18

Treated and released
37 Johnson,Jenifer

43

Treated and released
38 Lind, Zhigang

38

Treated and released
39 Juvenile

6

Treated and released
40 Reynolds, Amanda

31

Treated and released
41 Schmitz, Sharon

66

Treated and released
42 Smith, Anna

19

Treated and released
43 Stanley,Kim

58

Treated and released
44 Strauch, Nicolette

20

Treated and released
45 Strawn, Katie

46

Treated and released
46 Thames, Pamela

59

Treated and released
47 Vanhooykonk,  Bryan

34

Treated and released
48 Whyte, Lynn Sue

60

Treated and released
49 Witten, Kevin

52

Treated and released
50 Wu, Tao

34

Treated and released
51 Wu, Yu Ming

62

Treated and released

The collision occurred when a car driven by Stillwater resident Adacia Avery Chambers (25) drove into a