2 Oklahoma kids remain critical, hit by truck that killed 1

The Associated Press - February 4, 2020 10:57 am

***Update***

A second student has passed away as a result of the accident yesterday. Yuridia Martinez has died at the hospital.

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Two Oklahoma high school students remain in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that killed one girl and injured three other students. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer said Tuesday that two students are in critical condition, two others in fair condition and one was released Monday night. Police arrested 57-year-old Max Leroy Townsend and say he was driving the truck that struck members of a high school cross country team in suburban Oklahoma City. School officials identified the student who was killed as Moore High School senior Rachel Freeman. Police spokesman Jeremy Lewis says Townsend has been booked into the Cleveland County jail. Lewis also says Townsend’s 29-year-old son had been killed in a Sunday traffic accident.

Max Townsend, seen in a 2008 booking photo obtained from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections

 

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