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A look at those killed in Oklahoma homecoming parade crash.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Those killed in Saturday’s deadly crash during Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade include a husband and wife with long ties to the university, the 2-year-old son of an OSU student, and a student from India who was working on her master’s degree at a university in Edmond. A 25-year-old woman accused of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade is scheduled to appear in court Monday, two days after she allegedly struck the victims with such force that their bodies went flying into the air.

Adacia Chambers, 25, was arrested after the crash on a driving while under the influence charge, and authorities said yesterday they added four charges of second-degree murder. One of her professors, Donna Carlon, says Nakal had received her bachelor’s of commerce degree from the University of Mumbai in India, where she was from. Stone earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University before earning a doctorate from Washington State University in 1982. “He was loved by students and one of the best teachers we had,” said Ron Elliott, the former head of the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at OSU. “He just really had a gift for connecting with students and helping them learn.” Stone’s wife Bonnie, who was also 65, worked in OSU’s Institutional Research and Information Management division and had been with the school for more than 33 years. “Marvin and Bonnie Stone were dedicated OSU employees who will be missed by their many OSU friends,” university President Burns Hargis said in a statement. In Oklahoma, second-degree murder charges are warranted when someone acts in a way that’s “imminently dangerous to another person” but does so without premeditation.

Stillwater police identified the three adult victims Sunday as 23-year-old Nikita Nakal and a married couple, Bonnie Jean Stone and Marvin Lyle Stone, who were both 65. Strauch works in the university’s parking and transit department, where her colleagues set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money to pay for her medical bills and her son’s funeral services. Chambers, of Stillwater, has yet to be formally charged — an additional step that requires prosecutors to file documents in Payne County District Court. Her attorney, Tony Coleman, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that Chambers had “no real response whatsoever” when he told her that four people died as a result of Saturday’s crash. He said he believes she is mentally ill and said she was hospitalized two years ago for an undisclosed mental illness. “Their thoughts and their prayers seem to be more-so focused on the victims and the family members of the victims of this horrible incident, and that’s something that they wanted to make sure was communicated over and over again,” Coleman said.

The launch of new products and the entry of new categories of investors will boost the Indian exchange-traded fund (ETF) market, says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI. He said Chambers was at work before the crash and that she does not remember much of what happened, only that she felt confused as she was removed from the car. In an interview with Samie Modak, she says the high commission paid to financial advisors in India is the biggest impediment to growth in the passive fund sector.

Gibbs told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that authorities haven’t seen signs of mental illness in Chambers, though she has made no statements to investigators so far. At the corner of the intersection where the suspect’s car came to a stop, a makeshift memorial grew Sunday with balloons, flowers, stuffed teddy bears and candles with black and orange ribbons tied around them, for the school’s colors. We have seen new index methodologies come out; people are looking at weighting stocks within an index in a different way, often called ‘smart beta’.

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