SXSW Car Crash Claims Fourth Victim

Teen who had been hospitalized since the tragedy died from his injuries

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A fourth person has died as a result of the tragic car crash at the South by Southwest festival in Austin earlier this month.

DeAndre Tatum, 18, passed away from his injuries, the Austin Police Department tweeted Thursday.

Tatum had been in critical condition since the crash, according to local NBC affiliate KXAN.

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In addition to Tatum, the collision took the lives of Jamie West, 27,  Steven Craenmehr, 35, and Sandy Le, 26.

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According to police, Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, (pictured below left) plowed into a group of pedestrians on Mar. 13, as he fled from an officer on patrol for suspected drunk drivers. The incident left more than 20 people injured.

Rashad Owens Booking Photo (Austin Police)

Owens continued to drive at a high rate of speed, turning right onto Red River Street, which was barricaded off for pedestrians for the SXSW Festival, Austin police said in a news release.

“The suspect crashed through the barricades, hitting several pedestrians on Red River Street between 9th and 11th Streets,” the release said.

Owens is also accused of hitting a moped, a taxi cab and a bicyclist.

As TheWrap previously reported, the Killeen resident faces multiple charges of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault.

The aspiring rapper is being held on $3 million bail.