Tue March 18, 2014
Two Victims of SXSW Crash, Including Critical Patient, Are Fort Worth Teens
Update: Curtisha Davis has been released from University Medical Center Brackenridge, a hospital spokesperson says. According to Fort Worth media, she has returned home. Her boyfriend, DeAndre Tatum, remains in critical condition.
Two other Brackenridge patients (Gracie Nguyen, Evan West) remain in fair condition; at St. David's hospital, Mason Endres also remains in fair condition.
Another Brackenridge patient (Joseph McCraney) remains in good condition.
Original story (1: 56 p.m.): KERA News in Dallas has details on two of the victims in last week's fatal South by Southwest crash.
Two of the victims still hospitalized – 17-year-old Curtisha Davis and 18-year-old DeAndre Tatum – are current and former students at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth. "Cheerleader Curtisha Davis is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days," KERA reports."But DeAndre Tatum is still in a medically induced coma." The two are girlfriend and boyfriend.
Like many others, Trimble High students first learned about the incident through social media:
"It was on Facebook," said Taraysha Woods. "It was on Instagram. That's how I found out. … It was sad because it could have been anybody. And I just thank god it wasn’t me or anybody I was close to."
KERA notes the incident came as the school was reeling from another tragedy: the stabbing death of Trimble junior Jocelyn Saucedo. A counseling center has been set up at the school to help the students.
21-year-old Killeen, Texas resident Rashad Owens has been formally charged in the crash that killed two people and injured 23 on Red River Street during South by Southwest.