4 remain in hospital following SXSW crash that left 3 dead

SXSW crash memorial (Mark Batchelder/KXAN)
SXSW crash memorial (Mark Batchelder/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN / AP) — Four people remain hospitalized 11 days after a suspected drunken driver plowed into a South By Southwest festival crowd. The crash claimed three lives.

A spokesman for University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin says three victims were still hospitalized Sunday. Another person remains hospitalized at St. David’s Medical Center in fair condition.

Joseph McCraney is the most recent victim released from UMC Brackenridge, according to Seton Healthcare Family officials.

Curtisha Davis, 19, from Fort Worth, checked out of the hospital on Tuesday. Her boyfriend, DeAndre Tatum, 18, remains in critical condition at Brackenridge.

Gracie Nguyen, 23, was upgraded from serious to fair condition on Monday. Nguyen was visiting from Houston and suffered fractured skull and a broken leg.

Evan West remains hospitalized in fair condition. West is the husband of Jamie West, who was one of the three killed in the crash.

Police say the driver, Rashad Owens of Killeen, was legally intoxicated and fleeing from officers when he veered into the crowd. Two people were killed the morning of March 13. Austin police say a third critically injured person, Sandy Thuy Le, died Monday.

Owens remains jailed on capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle charges.

Information from Associated Press was used in this report.

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