Rachel Freeman Biography – Wiki
Rachel Freeman is as an Oklahoma high school student who was killed after she and her other five teammates were hit by a truck while running for cross-country practice on Monday afternoon, officials announced.
So incredibly saddened by this horrific tragedy.
Moore XC teammates running ON THE SIDEWALK when HIT BY A TRUCK. 2 dead. 4 injured.
Please pray for family & friends of Rachel Freeman & Yuridia Martinez—and for the other runners. (Rachel ran XC w/ my son.)https://t.co/f0mL4kDwkg
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) February 4, 2020
Rachel Freeman Identified
The Moore High School senior was identified by school officials after reports of her death.
Rachel Freeman Killed While Running During Practice
Officers and the Moore Police Department were contacted at 3:30 p.m. about the death of Freeman who was allegedly hit by a truck which was said to have fled off the way, Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis stated at a press conference.
“It is with great sadness and heavy heart that I share with you, there was a tragic accident this afternoon at Moore High School. Six of our cross-country students were running on the sidewalk and were struck by a vehicle”, Principle Mike Coyle delievered in an email, obtained by KFOR.
💔💔Heartbroken for this family. SR Rachel Freeman was hit & killed while she and her teammates were running on the sidewalk outside of Moore High. The driver didn’t stop.
5 other students were struck & rushed to the hospital, some still in critical condition
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— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) February 4, 2020
Her other five teammates were also injured, three of whom were in critical condition.
After the arrival of police, a female student was found dead and other five students were hospitalized.
Rachel Freeman Suspect Killer
The truck driver is said to be 57-year-old Max Leroy Townsend who was charged on one count of first-degree manslaughter and 6 counts of leaving the scene of an injury accident, KOCO reported.
After being arrested, Townsend confirmed strucking other vehicles on the way after allegedly striking the students and killing one of them.
Townsend’s 28-year-old son was also killed in a car accident on Sunday, police reported KFOR.