Updated — March 27, 4:30 p.m. ET
Two weeks following the fatal crash at South by Southwest, a fourth victim has died. The Austin Statesman is reporting that 18-year-old Deandre Tatum has succumbed to her wounds.
Updated – March 17, 12:30 p.m. ET
The Austin Police Department announced Monday that a third victim — Sandy Thuy Le — died as a result Thursday's crash outside an Austin bar. Le had been on life support since the crash.
Police said Thursday Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, of Killeen, Texas, was the driver who plowed into a group of people killing three and injuring 22 others.
The incident happened outside The Mohawk, a bar and live music venue, on Red River Street in Austin around 12:30 a.m. local time.
Owens reportedly hit multiple vehicles before he plowed into the crowd of people, including a taxi, van, and moped.
Jamie Ranae West, of Austin, and Steven Craenmehr, from the Netherlands, were reported dead at the scene. Twenty-three others were treated for injuries.
Owens had been in town to perform at an East Austin venue before police say he crashed through a crowd of South by Southwest festival-goers early Thursday morning downtown, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Acevedo said in a press conference that the incident began as a routine traffic stop at a Shell Gas Station at the I-35 and 9th Street intersection.
Acevedo said that at first the driver appeared as if he would pull over, but then he gave chase through the busy downtown area.
This is when the driver reportedly hit a couple on a moped, a cyclist, a taxi and a van. The driver tried to flee on foot, but was tased by police and arrested.
Austin Fire Department Chief of Staff Harry Evans said the department undergoes regular procedures for "mass casualty events" like this.
Police and emergency services immediately went to the scene of the crash. Mike Benavides, Travis County Emergency Medical Services spokesman, said the five people in critical condition were transported from the scene within 15 minutes.
This video was shot of the scene immediately after the crash. Warning: graphic images and language.
Although police and medical services were prepared and had resources for SXSW, Acevedo said: "Nothing like this has happened at SXSW in the seven years [I've] been chief officer."
Video: Austin Police Department news conference
Roland Swenson, managing director of SXSW, said the festival will continue as scheduled.
"As much as we'd like to go home and absorb the shock of this horrific event, we think it;s best for the festival to go on, " he said Thursday. The organizers also issued a statement.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin.
We appreciate and commend the first responders, as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action.
We will be making schedule and venue changes for programming in the surrounding area of last night's events. All other programming will continue as previously scheduled.
Please watch this website and twitter.com/sxsw for updates throughout the day.
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