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20 Charges Added in South by Southwest Fatal Crash

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AUSTIN, TX - A driver already charged with murder is now facing 20 new charges of aggravated assault after he plowed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin last month.

According to an arrest report, police say 21-year-old Rashad Owens accelerated through a crowd, killing four people and leaving 17 injured.  He has already been charged with one count of capital murder in the March 13th incident.

Police say Owens was fleeing a patrolman and driving down a street that was closed for the music festival when the crash happened; each new charge is punishable by 99 years in prison.

Owens is in jail with bail set at $3 million.

No new murder charges were listed but more could be added later.

 

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