Tragedy at SXSW Festival Leaves Two Dead


By: Margot Harris / March 13, 2014

Last night (Mar. 12), an intoxicated driver outside of a South x South West venue crashed into a crowd of people while fleeing from the police. Unfortunately, two pedestrians were left dead and several people were injured.  CNN reports that police say that the suspect was speeding and going the wrong way down a one way street.

The driver, who faces multiple capital murder charges, also hit a taxi, a van and 23 bystanders. The two people who were killed have not been identified, but one was a Dutch man on a bicycle and a local woman. The suspect also faces 23 counts of aggravated assault by vehicle.

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