3.13.2014

DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES INTO CROWD AT SXSW!

People are treated after being struck by a vehicle 
on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, 
during SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014.Photo: AP


OMG! Shocking news today!

ASSOCIATED PRESS

A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said 23 others were injured, five critically, in the crash that happened around 12:30 a.m. as the driver tried to evade a pursuing police officer. The two people who died were on a moped that the motorist hit. The chief said the man also hit pedestrians in front of a club that was emptying.

Acevedo told reporters during a news conference that the motorist also struck a cab before crashing, jumping out of his car and trying to run. A pursuing officer shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody. READ FULL STORY

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