Third student-runner who was struck by speeding truck dies

The Associated Press - February 16, 2020 9:00 am

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a scene where a vehicle hit several Moore High School students in Moore, Okla. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month.

A University of Oklahoma Medical Center spokeswoman says that 18-year-old Kolby Crum died on Saturday. Crum was among seven members of the Moore High School cross-country team who were hit by the truck while they were running on a Moore sidewalk on February 3rd.

Police say that 57-year-old Max Leroy Townsend was going 79 mph in a 25 mph zone when he veered across two traffic lanes and onto the sidewalk. He faces charges including manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol, and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

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