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Third Person Dies after Driver Plows into Crowd at SXSW

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AUSTIN, TX - Police in Austin, Texas say a third person has now died after a suspected drunk driver drove into a crowd at the South By Southwest festival.

Spokeswoman Veneza Bremner says 26-year-old Sandy Le died of injuries suffered on Thursday.  Le was in a crowd outside an Austin club when the driver smashed his car through a street barricade and accelerated into the group of people attending the festival. 

27-year-old Jamie West of Austin and 35-year-old Dutchman Steven Craenmehr died at the scene. More than 20 others were injured.

Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Rashad Owens with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle in the crash. He's accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, and then intentionally driving into the crowd.

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