STILLWATER, OK – A car careened into people who were watching an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade in Stillwater on Saturday, sending the bystanders “flying” into the air and injuring an undetermined number of them, a witness said.
OSU spokeswoman Carrie Hulsey-Greene said that an “accident” happened during the parade near the campus, but she did not describe what happened.
Witness Paul Simms, an OSU graduate student, told CNN that he was watching the end of the parade with his daughter when a car hit other spectators across the street from where he was standing.
“I can’t describe it any more clearly than this: People flying in the air,” witness Paul Sims told CNN. “(The) vehicle … came to rest not long after they hit the first set of people.”
The incident happened at the intersection of Hall of Fame and Main streets, blocks from campus, Hulsey-Greene said.
“Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning,” the school said on its Twitter account. “Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.”
The incident happened about four hours before the OSU-Kansas University football game at Stillwater’s Boone Pickens Stadium.
Kansas commented on the incident through its athletic department Twitter account: “Our thoughts are with Oklahoma State and those involved in the tragic accident this morning.”
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