2 still critical after deadly SXSW crash


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Seven people remain hospitalized, including two in critical condition, after a suspected drunken driver plowed into a South By Southwest festival crowd in Austin and left a man and woman dead.

Police say most of the 23 injured people were treated and released following the crash early Thursday on a downtown Austin block filled with concertgoers.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for Seton Healthcare said DeAndre Tatum and Sand Le remain in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Gracie Nguyen is in serious condition at Brackenridge, and Evan West’s condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.

Joseph McCraney and Curtisha Davis remain hospitalized in good condition, according to Seton officials.

One victim is in fair condition at St. David’s Medical Center.

The driver, 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens, was charged Friday with capital murder and his bond was set at $3 million. His blood-alcohol content following the crash was .114, according to an arrest affidavit. The legal limit in Texas is .08.

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