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Update: Fourth Person Dies from Injuries Sustained at SXSW

A fourth person has now died from injuries sustained at SXSW in Austin after an alleged drunk driver drove into a crowd of people while running from police.
Rashad Charjuan Owens, Suspected Drunk Driver
Rashad Charjuan Owens, Suspected Drunk Driver
Update: Fourth Person Dies from Injuries Sustained at SXSW

A fourth person has now died from injuries sustained at SXSW in Austin after an alleged drunk driver drove into a crowd of people while running from police.

DeAndre Tatum, 18, died Thursday after being hospitalized in critical condition since March 13.

Steven Craenmehr, 35, of Amsterdam, Holland and Jamie West, 27, of Austin, were both killed the night of the incident.

26-year-old Sandy Le, originally of Mississippi and who moved to Austin recently, died from her injuries on Monday, March 17.

The above photo of DeAndre Tatum is courtesy of KXAN.com.


Update: Arrest Affidavit for Driver in SXSW Deadly Crash Released

The arrest affidavit for 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens, the man charged with two counts of capital murder for the deaths of two people Wednesday night at the SXSW festival in Austin, has been released.

According to the document, Owens told police that he attempted to escape arrest after seeing the lights in his rearview mirror because he claimed he had arrest warrants out for kidnapping his daughter, something Owens claims he did not do.

Owens' bond has been set for $3 million.

To read the full document, open the PDF above.


Update: Account Set Up for Victims

The Austin Community Foundation has set up a fund to help the victims of the incident early Thursday morning. 
Click here to get to the website for more information.


Update: Names, Information Released on Victims Killed at SXSW

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of the man and woman killed overnight at SXSW in Austin after a suspected drunk driver broke through a barricade and drove through a crowded section of Red River Street.

Steven Gerardus Hendrikus Craenmehr
DOB 2/23/1979
DOD 3/13/2014

35 years old.

Mr. Craenmehr was from Amsterdam, Holland. He is a single Caucasian male. He was identified by his passport. He was the creative music director at a company called MassiveMedia. He arrived in Austin to go to SXSW on 3/11/14. He was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle.

Jamie Ranae West
DOB 10/05/1986
DOD 3/13/2014

27 years old.

Ms. West was a resident of Austin, Texas. She was a married Caucasian woman. She worked as a sales/inventory clerk at Eliane et Lena Boutique. She was riding on a motorcycle when struck by a vehicle.


Update: Photo of Suspected SXSW Drunk Driver Released

The above photo of 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens was released by the Bell County Sheriff's Department.
 

Update: Names of Injured Released

The following is a release from the Austin Police Department containing the names of those injured at SXSW overnight. The list contains 19 names out of the 23 injured as three women and one man have not yet been identified.

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 12:32 a.m.

Location: 10th St. at Red River St.

Deceased: male, female

Arrested: Owens, Rashad Charjuan, black male, (D.O.B. 7-30-1992)

The preliminary investigation shows that an Austin Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop at a Shell gas station at 9th Street and IH-35 service road. The suspect vehicle did not stop and continued traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on 9th Street (the wrong way). When the suspect, Rashad Charjuan Owens, black male, D.O.B. 9-30-1992, continued to increase his speed, the Officer followed him. Owens continued driving at a high rate of speed, turning right onto Red River Street, which was barricaded off for pedestrian traffic only for the SXSW Festival. The suspect crashed through the barricades, hitting several pedestrians on Red River Street between 9th and 11th Streets. Another Austin Police Officer who was on foot near the scene had to jump out of the way of the suspect vehicle. At the intersection of Red River and 11th Streets, the suspect hit a moped, a taxi cab and a bicyclist. At some point, the suspect’s vehicle drove onto a sidewalk and also struck a van.

Owens then took off on foot and two Austin Police Officers pursued him on foot, tased him and took him into custody. Owens is facing two counts of Capital Murder and multiple counts of Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle. Formal charges are still pending.

There were 25 total patients, including the suspect. Two were pronounced deceased at the scene: a female occupant on the moped and a male bicyclist. Names of the deceased are being withheld pending family notifications.

Twenty-three additional patients were transported to area hospitals. Currently, two patients are still in critical condition, three patients are in serious condition, three are hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and 15 were treated and released. Below is the list of the injured; three females and one male have not yet been identified.

Last Name

First Name

Age

Gender

Facility Name

West

Evan

29

Male

UMC-Brackenridge

McCraney

Joseph

26

Male

UMC-Brackenridge

Endres

Mason

18

Female

St.David's Hospital

Davis

Kartisha

18

Female

St.David's Hospital

Cerna

Greg

19

Male

South Austin Hospital

Martinez

April

29

Female

South Austin Hospital

Freeman

Ryan

20

Male

St.David's Hospital

Hailu

Johannes

39

Male

St.David's Hospital

Belyvia

Maria

20

Female

South Austin Hospital

Grace

Carolyn

19

Female

South Austin Hospital

Chenzer

Jeff

29

Male

South Austin Hospital

Easley

Ashley

20

Female

South Austin Hospital

Gallegos

Jacob

20

Male

South Austin Hospital

Hall

Erica

19

Female

South Austin Hospital

Henderson

Jane

24

Female

South Austin Hospital

Josma

William

29

Male

South Austin Hospital

Leura

Juan

20

Male

South Austin Hospital

Longhurst

Jaqueline

21

Female

South Austin Hospital

Zamarippa

Alexis

17

Female

South Austin Hospital




Update: Driver Identified

The driver who is responsible for killing one man and one woman and injuring 23 others at the SXSW festival in Austin has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens of Killeen Texas.  Police also say the car Owens was driving was stolen in Killeen.

For Austin's local coverage of the events, visit our sister network stations at KXAN.com and KEYETV.com.


Original Story


Two are dead and 23 are injured after a car drove into a crowd at SXSW in Austin.

A car going at a high rate of speed ran through a barricade and into the crowd along Red River Street, causing the two deaths and putting at least five of the 23 injured in critical condition, some suffering from internal injuries.

Another five were listed in serious condition.

According to Austin PD, the two killed were a man from the Netherlands and a woman that has not yet been identified, though Austin PD did say she was an Austin local. A suspect, identified as the driver, is in custody and is facing two counts of capital murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault by vehicle.

The driver was reportedly intoxicated and was fleeing from police when he ran into the crowd.

For Austin's local coverage of the events, visit KXAN.com and KEYETV.com.
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