A Third Person Dies From SXSW Crash Injuries
A third person has died following the car crash early Thursday morning during South By Southwest, The Austin American Statesman confirmed. Sandy Le, who was in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge, died today according to hospital officials. Seven of the 22 people who were injured still remain in the hospital.
While the immediate conditions of the injured are not known, as of Sunday two were in critical condition, one was in serious condition and two were in good condition. Evan West, whose wife Jamie was struck and killed during the incident, was in fair condition.
Suspect Rashad Owens remains in jail with his bail set at $3 million. Owens is facing two counts of capital murder after driving a car through a crowd of people to avoid a DUI checkpoint. Jamie West and Steven Craenmehr, a 35-year old musician from the Netherlands, were killed.
As previously reported, SXSW established a fund for the victims of the crash along with those injured. Full details on how to donate can be found here.