An Oklahoma man whose son died last weekend in a car crash was charged Friday with 34 felony counts for allegedly plowing his vehicle into a group of high school athletes , killing two of them.
Max Leroy Townsend, , faces two counts of first-degree manslaughter, two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, four counts of driving under the influence and five counts of leaving the scene of an accident, according to court records. Bail was set at $ 1 million.
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Six members of the Moore High School track team were running on a sidewalk Monday when a car struck the students, officials said. One of the athletes, Rachel Freeman, a senior, died at the scene. A second student, Yuridia Martinez, a sophomore, died at the hospital.
After the deadly collision, Townsend stopped his car about three blocks away from the scene and was pulled out by a responding officer . He showed “signs of impairment,” police said.
Alicia Victoria Lozano is a Los Angeles- based digital reporter for NBC News.