Rachel Freeman Wiki – Bio
Dr. Robert Romines, Superintendent of Moore Public Schools, Freeman, a senior at Moore High School, an accomplished member of the MHS Cross Country team was identified in a statement.
Today we mourn the loss of Rachel Freeman, a senior at Moore High. Rachel ran with the MHS cross country team. The past 3 years she crossed the finish line of our race as an elite runner. She finished as the first overall woman in 2017 & as the third overall woman in 2018 & 2019. pic.twitter.com/QEW618QwCg
— MooreWarRun (@MooreWarRun) February 4, 2020
Rachel Freeman Death Cause , Suspect Arrested and Victim
Agroup of students walking outside Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, were struck by a red truck at 3:30 p.m. local time on February 3. The tragic incident left one female victim dead, the Moore Police Department reported. She was later identified as student Rachel Freeman.
Freeman, a senior at Moore High School, an accomplished member of the MHS Cross Country team was identified in a statement by Dr. Robert Romines, Superintendent of Moore Public Schools.
Romines also gave an update on the other victims hit in the tragic incident. “Our other five students that were injured are receiving medical attention: Yuridia Martinez, Joseph White, Kolby Crum, Shiloh Hutchison, and Ashton Baza.”
Sergeant Jeremy Lewis announced police arrested suspect Max Leroy Townsend, 56. As reported by Peyton Yayer of KFOR News, Townsend is being charged with manslaughter in the first degree and six counts of leaving the scene of an injury accident. Lewis said the kids were hit at a very high rate of speed.
Max Leroy Townsend Criminal Record
Townsend has been arrested numerous times dating back to 1991. He’s previously been charged with child abuse multiple times, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
KOCO 5 captured the red truck the suspect was driving on camera. Townsend initially fled the scene in his vehicle, but the police caught Townsend a few blocks away from the crash.
— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) February 4, 2020
This is the truck police say plowed through a group of students outside of #Moore High School this afternoon. Look at the damage to the front! This is about two blocks east of the high school. @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/E0H7eGmnUS
— Emily Collins (@EmilyTVNews) February 3, 2020
According to the Reported by The Oklahoman, Townsend’s 29-year-old son, Cody Townsend, was killed Sunday near Buck Thomas Park after he rear-ended another vehicle.
According to Joleen Chaney of KFOR, two girls are being treated for broken bones. A third is being treated with a serious head injury. There hasn’t been an update on the fourth victim, but the community is sending thoughts prayers to everyone affected by the fatal incident.