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2nd cross country runner dies after being struck by truck in Oklahoma

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 14:48:48-05

MOORE, Okla. – A school official says a second suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a pickup.

Authorities say the truck was driven by a man whose son was killed in a weekend traffic crash.

Moore Public Schools safety and security director Dustin Horstkoetter said Tuesday that sophomore Yuridia Martinez had been hospitalized since the Monday crash, but has since died.

Senior Rachel Freeman was killed Monday as the students ran outside the school.

Police believe the students were running on a sidewalk.

Officers arrested 57-year-old Max Leroy Townsend. He's facing charges of manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.