A third member of an Oklahoma high school track and cross-country team died on Saturday, Feb. 15, after being struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier in February 2020.
Kolby Crum, 18, a senior at Moore High School in Moore died of injuries sustained when a pickup truck crashed into seven members of the team while they were running on a Moore sidewalk on Feb. 3.
“It is with immeasurable grief and sorrow that we share that Kolby left his earthly home to finish his race in heaven this morning,” Crum’s family said.
Moore High School senior Rachel Freeman died on the day of the crash and sophomore Yuridia Martinez died the next day, The Oklahoman reported.
Four other students are recovering from their injuries in the crash.
According to police, the driver involved, Max Leroy Townsend, 57, was going 79 mph in a 25 mph zone when he crossed two lanes of traffic onto the sidewalk and struck seven student-athletes and several parked cars.
Townsend was charged with two counts of manslaughter, and several counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident. He remained jailed on a $1.2 million bond, NBC News reported.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that he intends to amend the charge against Townsend to include a third manslaughter count.
Officials said Townsend’s 28-year-old son died in a car crash the day before the incident.