26-Year-Old Austin Woman Dies From Injuries In SXSW Crash
Published on Mar 17, 2014 / Regional News
(Austin, TX) -- KVUE-TV reports that a third person has died from injuries sustained in last week's crash at South By Southwest that also left 22 other people injured.
According to hospital officials from University Medical Center Brackenridge, 26-year-old Austin resident Sandy Le passed away Sunday, three days after she was struck by a car driven by 21-year-old Rashad Owens. The incident happened outside “The Mohawk” where Owens barreled into a crowd of festival-goers while fleeing from a routine traffic stop. Le was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition. She was surrounded by her family when she passed away this weekend.
27-year-old Austin resident Jamie West and 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr of Amsterdam were also killed in the crash, and six other people are still hospitalized, one of them in critical condition.
Owens, whose blood alcohol content was nearly 1.5-times the legal limit at the time of the incident, remains in custody at the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. His bond has been set at $3-million-dollars.