SXSW Crash Claims Fourth Life
A fourth person has died as a result of injuries sustained during the SXSW car crash that took place when a drunk driver plowed through a crowd of festivalgoers in Austin, TX on March 13. DeAndre Tatum, 18, from Fort Worth, TX, passed away today after spending almost two weeks in a medically induced coma following the accident.
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 while being chased by police. The incident also claimed the lives of Jamie West, 27, Steven Craenmehr, 35 and Sandy Le, 26. A grand jury will have to decide whether or not to add more charges now that two more people have died since the first charges were filed.
As previously reported, SXSW established a fund for the victims of the crash. Full details on how to donate can be found here.