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Adacia Chambers, who drove into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people, has been charged with second-degree murder.

However, the woman’s lawyer said the 25-year-old was not drunk at the wheel of her car, as police suspected, when she hit the people in Stillwater.

“I absolutely can rule out alcohol,” said attorney Tony Coleman, adding his client might have mental problems.

Adacia Chambers is due in court on October 26.

Witnesses described dozens of bodies being flung into the air, after Adacia Chambers’ car hit a parked police motorbike before plunging into spectators at the OSU homecoming parade.Adacia Chambers charged

Three adults and a two-year-old boy died, with nine children among about 50 people injured. Five people remain in critical condition.

Adacia Chambers was detained on suspicion of DUI. Police are still awaiting the results of blood tests.

Tony Coleman said she was not intoxicated but added: “I have deep concerns about her competency at this point. I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I can tell you she’s suffering from mental illness.

“She doesn’t remember a whole lot about what happened. There was a period where I think… she could have even blacked out,” the attorney said.

The four counts of second-degree murder each carry a possible penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment.

Adacia Chambers lives in Stillwater, a town 65 miles north-east of Oklahoma City, but is not believed to be an OSU student.

Her father, Floyds Chambers, told The Oklahoman newspaper his daughter was timid and not an alcoholic.

A vigil to remember the victims was held at the OSU campus on October 25.

Four people have been killed and other 44 injured after a car crashed into a crowd of spectators during a university parade in Oklahoma, police say.

A local woman, 25, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after her car hit the crowd in Stillwater.

Witnesses described dozens of bodies being flung into the air.

Police said it was one of the worst accidents they had seen in 30 years.

The initial death toll was three, but a two-year-old boy died later from his injuries.

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Five children and three adults remain in hospital, some in critical condition, officials say.

The car crash happened as the crowds were watching a homecoming parade – a traditional event welcoming back Oklahoma State University (OSU) alumni.

The vehicle is reported to have hit a stationary police motorbike – which had no rider at the time – before plunging into spectators at the homecoming parade.

Stillwater Mayor Gina Noble said that the incident had left people in the town heartbroken, while OSU President Burns Hargis said that what was supposed to be “a wholesome, happy event” had been besmirched by “a terrible tragedy”.