SXSW 2014
4:31 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Accused Driver in SXSW Crash Faces 20 Aggravated Assault Charges

Rashad Owens faces capital murder and aggravated assault charges for allegedly speeding into and killing SXSW attendees.
Rashad Owens faces capital murder and aggravated assault charges for allegedly speeding into and killing SXSW attendees.

The man charged with capital murder in the crash into a crowd at South by Southwest is now also charged with 20 counts of aggravated assault.

21-year-old Rashad Owens has been jailed since the March 13 crash. Police say Owens was speeding away from a traffic stop when he drove through a barricade onto a street crowded with pedestrians.

Four victims have died. 18-year-old DeAndre Tatum died last week, after remaining in a medically induced coma since the crash. 26-year-old Sandy Thuy Le died on March 18. Two other victims, Jamie Ranae West, 27, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, died at the crash scene. Nearly two dozen people total were injured in the crash.