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Driver Convicted in Awful South by Southwest Crash

Rashad Owens found guilty of capital murder

(Newser) - A jury on Friday found a driver guilty of capital murder in a crash that killed four people last year at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman reports the Travis County jury returned with the verdict against 23-year-old Rashad Owens after a little more than three... More »

4th Person Dead in SXSW Crash

Teen DeAndre Tatum succumbs to injuries

(Newser) - The March 13 crash at Austin's South by Southwest festival has claimed a fourth life: Fort Worth native DeAndre Tatum, the last of the crash victims in critical condition, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, USA Today reports. He had been in a medically induced coma since the crash. That... More »

3rd Person Dies in SXSW Crash

Sandy Le succumbs to injuries

(Newser) - A third person is now dead following the horrific SXSW crash last week in which Rashad Owens allegedly drove into a crowd of festivalgoers in Austin. Local resident Sandy Le succumbed to her head injuries today, the Houston Chronicle reports. A grand jury will decide whether Owens should face any... More »

SXSW Crash Suspect Was About to Perform at Festival

Rashad Owens is aspiring rapper

(Newser) - At 12:30am Thursday, Rashad Owens was an aspiring rapper heading to perform at an Austin club during the South by Southwest festival. By 1am, he was in custody on charges that could bring the death penalty. The 21-year-old accused of driving his car into a crowd of people while... More »

21-Year-Old Driver ID'd in SXSW Car Fatalities

Rashad Owens faces death penalty

(Newser) - The driver accused of plowing into a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival, killing two and injuring 23 others, has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Owens of Killeen, Texas, reports the Austin American-Statesman . Police say the tragedy began about 12:30am when an officer tried to pull over Owens... More »

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