Third person dies in South By Southwest incident

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Posted: Mar 17, 2014 12:05 PM by Kris Kreutz
Updated: Mar 17, 2014 12:05 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: austin, south by southwest, Sandy Le, drunk driver, rashad owens, owens

AUSTIN - A third person has died after being struck by a drunk driver last week during the South By Southwest festival in Austin.

Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Brewmer says 26 year old Sandy Le has died of injuries suffered early Thursday.

Le was in a crowd outside an Austin club when a car smashed through a barricade and crashed into the group of people.

27 year-old Jamie West and 35 year-old Steven Craenmehr were killed at the scene. More than 20 others were injured.

Twenty-one-year-old Rashad Owens has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle in the crash. He's accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into the crowd.

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