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Fourth SXSW crash victim dies

By | Published on Friday 28 March 2014


A fourth person has died from injuries sustained when a drunk driver hit a crowd at the SXSW festival in Texas earlier this month. The latest victim was named yesterday by police as eighteen year old DeAndre Tatum.

As previously reported, Rashad Owens crashed into more than 20 people while fleeing from police late one night at the showcase festival and convention. Many of those injured were queuing outside the city’s Mohawke venue to see Tyler, The Creator. Two people died from their injuries at the scene, while a third passed away the following week.

Owens was charged with capital murder following his arrest on the night of the incident. It is still being considered whether the subsequent deaths will affect this charge.