SXSW Accident: Third Person Dead, Six Still in Hospital
Sandy Thuy Le, an Asian female, died at UMC Brackenridge Hospital, according to the Austin Police Department. A suspected drunk driver had struck Jamie Ranae West, a woman from the Austin area on a moped, and Steven Craenmehr, an Amsterdam-based MassiveMusic employee on a bicycle -- both of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. Additionally, 23 were hospitalized.
The driver, Rashad Charjuan Owens, is a 22-year-old black male and has been charged with capital murder. He is currently in custody at the Travis County Jail held on a bond of $3 million. Other charges will be presented at the Travis County Grand Jury at a later date.
According to multiple reports, six people still remain hospitalized.
More to come.