MOORE, Okla. (KDVR) -- A second suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a pickup truck, a school official said Tuesday.
Dustin Horstkoetter, director of safety at Moore Public Schools, said Yuridia Martinez, who had been hospitalized in critical condition since the Monday crash, has since died. Officials had previously said that senior Rachel Freeman was killed when the driver of the truck slammed into members of the school’s cross-country team.
Police believe the students were running on the sidewalk when they were struck.
One student remained in critical condition at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital; two other students were in fair condition; another student was released Monday night.
Police arrested Max Leroy Townsend, 57, who was booked into the Cleveland County jail on charges of first-degree manslaughter and six counts of failure to stop and render aid.
Police suspect alcohol was a factor, according to Lewis, who said results from toxicology tests are pending.
Police said Townsend’s son, Cody Townsend, was killed Sunday in a multi-vehicle crash in Moore, the Associated Press reports.