Third person dies of injuries from SXSW accident

March 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 (UPI) -- A third person, struck by a car at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, has died, a hospital official said Monday.

Sandy Le, 26, had been in critical condition since Thursday. She and 21 other people were hurt when a car driven by Rashad Owens, 21, sped through an area closed to traffic for the 10-day festival.

Jamie West, 27, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, were pronounced dead at the scene. Six injured festival goers remain hospitalized, two in critical condition, the Austin (Texas) Statesman-American reported Monday.

Rashad was jailed on a charge of capital murder.

Le was the youngest of four children of a Vietnamese family from Pass Christian, Miss., and recently moved to Austin, her brother-in-law, Steven Gates, said.

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