NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man arrived in court Friday for a preliminary hearing on murder charges for allegedly driving his pickup truck into a high school cross-country team in suburban Oklahoma City, killing three members.
Max Leroy Townsend faces three counts of second-degree murder for the February deaths in Moore.
Townsend also faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and leaving the scene of an accident with injury.
Five other members of the cross-country team were injured.
Police say Townsend was driving nearly 80 mph and crossed two lanes of traffic onto a sidewalk before crashing into the runners.