• December 18, 2014

Fourth death from South By Southwest crash

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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 4:30 am

AUSTIN — A fourth person died of injuries suffered earlier this month when a suspected drunken driver from Killeen drove into a crowd at the South By Southwest festival, police said Thursday.

DeAndre “Dre” Tatum, 18, died Thursday, the Austin Police Department confirmed. Spokeswoman Veneza Bremner said no further information would be provided.

Tatum, of Fort Worth, was in a crowd outside an Austin club at the time of the crash. He was the last of the victims who had remained in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Rashad Owens, 21, of Killeen, is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, and prosecutors are expected to seek additional charges against him from a grand jury.

He’s accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally steering into the festival crowd and accelerating. Tatum is jailed on a $3 million bond.

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