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The woman held in connection with a traffic collision during Saturday morning’s homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University that killed four people and injured dozens more will be charged with second-degree murder.

Updated 2:07 p.m.: Bond set at $1 million, family addresses media

Bond has been set at $1 million for Adacia Chambers, the woman arrested in connection with Saturday's deadly car crash during Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade.

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The softball team at North Central Texas College will open its season Friday. It will be the women’s first game since an 18-wheeler crashed into the team bus last September, killing four athletes.

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Authorities say 12 elementary students were slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a highway between Waxahachie and Boyce as the driver became distracted.

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Makenzie Wethington, a North Texas teen, is being called a miracle.

To celebrate her 16th birthday, Makenzie, a Joshua resident, wanted to go skydiving. Late last month, her family took her to a skydiving school in Oklahoma, where she jumped from a plane.

Then things went horribly wrong.

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Update, 2:55 p.m.: Sgt. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said 44 people were taken to area hospitals after this morning's charter bus crash that left two dead. The names of the passengers who died and the driver, who was among the injured, have not been released.

Investigators are still at the scene and mapping out the area where the crash occurred. Sgt. Haschel said it's too early to say what caused the accident. "It's going to be a long process," he said. 

DART says last Friday’s paratransit bus accident on the Tollway was the result of the van operator failing to slow with traffic.

The North Texas Tollway Authority video of the crash shows the yellow paratransit van slamming into the rear of a car. The brake lights appear briefly upon impact.

DART says the outside contractor that operates the paratransit buses is still investigating. DART says those conclusions will be reviewed to see if changes in operator safety training are needed. The driver remains on paid leave.