Third dies from SXSW crash
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:06:30 GMT —
For the first time in the festival's history, South by Southwest was the location of a fatal accident.
Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, barreled through a barricade on March 13, killing two and injuring 23 in the process. Another has died as a result of injuries related to the crash.
The Austin Police Chief said on Thursday afternoon that the suspect of the drunk driving incident is facing two counts of capital murder -- the highest offense that you can charge someone with -- as well as multiple counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.
"That vehicle was used as a weapon and he will be charged with those crimes," he said.
One of the victims killed in the accident was a Dutch citizen on a bicycle, Steven Craenmehr, 35, as well as Jamie West of Austin, 27, a man on a moped. The recently deceased is 26-year-old Sandy Le. Le was in a crowd outside of an Austin club when Owens drove his car through the crowd.