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Fourth festival victim dies after deadly SXSW crash


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Fourth festival victim dies after deadly SXSW crash

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Mar 27, 2014

Fort Worth, Texas, native DeAndre Tatum, 18, has died, becoming the fourth victim of a suspected drunk driver who plowed into a festival crowd at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 13.

Rashad Owens, 21, an aspiring rapper from Killeen, Texas, killed two concertgoers on impact: Jaime West, 27, and Steven Craenmehr, 35. Sandy Lee, 26, the third festival victim, died from her injuries on March 17.

Owens "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," reports Entertainment Weekly. "He’s accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into the festival crowd." More than 20 individuals were injured, in addition to those killed at the scene. 

Owens is being held on a $3 million bond.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.