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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 04:51 PM

Man drives into Moore OK girls track team, killing 2, his son was killed in car crash day before

Reported by NBC, CBS found on internet

Senior killed had been offered a track and field scholarship to a college in Arkansas , reported at my northwest.com

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Reply Man drives into Moore OK girls track team, killing 2, his son was killed in car crash day before (Original post)
bobbieinok Feb 2020 OP
redstatebluegirl Feb 2020 #1
bobbieinok Feb 2020 #2
lynintenn Feb 2020 #4
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #3
Hav Feb 2020 #5
irisblue Feb 2020 #6

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 04:57 PM

1. He was also a convicted felon with numerous DUI's before this happened.

I don't think his son's death was the only cause, he obviously had a problem for a long time. A third young man is in the hospital in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury.

When the first responders got there, the other kids were doing CPR and trying to help their teammates. We live really close to Moore. The kids chased the guy down and wouldn't let him get away. He needs to go away forever for this.

Moore Strong.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:04 PM

2. Thanks for this info.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:14 PM

4. WOW! Thank goodness for those smart kids. Makes me sad kids have

to endure such horrific acts. Running for their lives from adults trying to kill them.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:13 PM

3. Heartbreaking.💔

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:15 PM

5. Accident or deliberately?

Little info offered so far but the story surely feels like misguided "revenge" (against innocent victims).

I have to be careful in case it's a sad coincidence with the same kind of tragedy happening twice but if grief in the form of revenge was behind this, what a horrible pos do you have to be to inflict that same grief on others and rob these young people of their lives and the same dreams your son had.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:21 PM

6. Local Station reports

Source--https://www.koco.com/article/manslaughter-dui-among-charges-filed-against-driver-accused-of-hitting-moore-students-killing-2/30812027


snip--"MOORE, Okla.
Formal charges are filed against Max Townsend, the man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of Moore High School students, killing two of them and injuring four others, according to the Cleveland County District Attorney's Office.

Townsend, 57, is charged Friday with 13 counts, including:

Two counts of first-degree manslaughter
Two counts of leaving the scene of a fatality accident
Four counts of DUI causing great bodily injury
Five counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury
Townsend was taken into custody blocks away from where six cross-country runners were hit Monday afternoon. Senior Rachel Freeman was pronounced dead at the scene, and sophomore Yuridia Martinez died at an area hospital.


snip--"Townsend was arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Jail. Police said Townsend is the father of a 28-year-old man who died Sunday afternoon during a multivehicle crash near Buck Thomas Park in Moore.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn said during a news conference Friday that at this time, there is no evidence showing Townsend crashed into the students intentionally. Mashburn said they believe Townsend had spent the day drinking, mourning the loss of his son, before the deadly crash near the school."




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