1 killed, 5 injured when a vehicle hits high school students in Oklahoma City

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Emergency crews respond to a scene where the red vehicle hit several Moore High School students, killing at least one, in Moore, Okla., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. At least one girl was killed and several other people were injured, three critically, when a motorist slammed his vehicle into the high school cross-country team as they ran along a street outside their suburban Oklahoma City school Monday, officials said. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WAVY) — Police say a girl was killed and five others were injured, three critically, when a motorist slammed his vehicle into members of a high school cross-country team as they ran outside their suburban Oklahoma City school.

A police spokesman in Moore, Oklahoma, says the incident happened Monday afternoon on a heavily traveled street outside Moore High School.

Classes had just been dismissed at 3 p.m. when the students were struck as they walked along North Eastern Avenue by the school campus.

Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said the motorist drove off but was stopped three blocks away by a witness who had pursued him.

The 56-year-old man was taken into custody.

No charges were immediately filed, but police suspect intoxication was a factor, Lewis said.

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