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Affidavit: Okla. State crash driver 'suicidal' during time of crash

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 00:45:33-04

Information found in an affidavit obtained by Scripps station KJRH in Tulsa indicates that the suspect in the Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash admitted to being "suicidal" during the time of the crash.

According to the document, Adacia Chambers was given a blood test and admitted to having a history of suicidal attempts and “that she was suicidal at the time of the incident but not the booking.”

According to prosecutors, Chambers is accused of driving her car into a crowd of people at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade "purposely" went around a barricade and ran a red light before crashing into the spectators.

Arguing for a $1 million bail, Payne County District Attorney Laura Thomas told the judge that if Chambers is convicted in the deaths of four people, she is "looking at four life sentences."

The family of a driver charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of four people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade this past weekend says what happened just isn't in her character.

Adacia Chambers, 25, is being held on a $1 million bond. She was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence after plowing through the parade and striking onlookers.

More than 40 people were injured, some critically.

Chambers is also being held on four counts of second degree murder. Stillwater Police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said Sunday that she could face 40 years to life in prison. 

Her attorney has requested a psychological evaluation.

The continuance of the initial appearance is scheduled for Nov.13. Additional charges could be added depending on the health of a fifth victim and the seriousness of the survivors’ injuries, according to KJRH.com's report.

Chamber's father, Floyd Chambers, aunt, Lynda Bransetetter and boyfriend, Jesse Gaylord spoke to media today, Oct. 26. Each have not had contact with the suspect since before the incident, and said what happened in not in her character.

"I'm very sorry for the victims; the people who lost their lives. It's a horrible tragedy for them. My heart goes out to them, and my family," Chambers' dad said through tears. "We're all Oklahomans. And Oklahoma strong. We will lean on our faith, trust in God, and love those who have been lost."

"She (Adacia Chambers) may have had problems I wasn't fully aware of, and we're going to address that," Floyd Chambers said.

Read more about this story from KJRH.com