Teenage Victim Of SXSW Crash Dies


AUSTIN (March 27, 2014) DeAndre Tatum, 18, who was critically injured when a man who was trying to escape from police drove through a crowd during Austin’s South by Southwest Festival, has died.

Police tweeted Thursday that Tatum died of injuries suffered in the crash on March 13, but spokeswoman Veneza Bremner said no further details would be released.

Tatum was in a crowd outside an Austin club when the driver smashed his car through a street barricade and accelerated into the festivalgoers.

Jamie West, 27, of Austin and Steven Craenmehr, 35, of the Netherlands, died at the scene.

Sandy Le, 26, died of her injuries March 17.

More than 20 others were injured.

Rashad Owens, 21, of Killeen has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.