- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University and the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History have been working to preserve items left at an intersection in remembrance of those who died when a car crashed into a crowd gathered to watch the university’s homecoming parade.

Four people were killed, including a 2-year-old boy. Adacia (uh-DAY-shuh) Chambers faces second-degree murder and assault and battery charges in the case.

Ammie Bryant, director of the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, said they wanted to make sure the items were not lost or thrown away. Bryant sought guidance from Helen Stiefmiller, collections manager at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on how to proceed.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1N7VNiO ) reports that stuffed animals, letters and other items have been collected over the past month to keep them from being destroyed by the elements.

A small crew, including David Peters with the special collections and university archives department in the Oklahoma State University library, set out to collect the remaining items on Tuesday, the one-month anniversary of the crash.

They sifted through wilted flowers, melted wax from candles plastered to the sidewalk, a colored picture of an angel and a small brown teddy bear with a note looped around its neck that said “You will be missed.”

The items are being stored for now in a university building.

Officials have not decided what they will do with the items.

___

Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide