Thu March 27, 2014
Fourth Person Dies from SXSW Crash
A fourth person has died from injuries sustained in an early morning crash on Red River Street during South by Southwest, allegedly caused by a drunk driver.
DeAndre Tatum, 18, was put in a medically induced coma after the crash. He died today, according to Austin Police.
27 year-old Austinite Jamie Ranae West and 35 year-old Dutch visitor Steven Craenmehr were pronounced dead at the crash scene on March 13th.
Sandy Thuy Le, 26, of Austin died the following week.
21 year-old Rashad Owens has been formally charged in the crash, which also injured more than 20 other people. He remains in custody.
Court documents show Owens had a blood alcohol content of 0.114, above the legal limit of .08. Read the entire charging affidavit here.
Owens was charged with one count of capital murder. His bail was set at $3 million. More charges could follow.
He has a court hearing early next month.