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Two Dead At SXSW When Car Crashes Into Crowd

The annual SXSW festival in Texas features a variety of metal showcases and is currently underway, but the festivities were put on hold this morning when two people died and 23 were injured outside The Mohawk. BBC News reports:

Two people have been killed after a drunk driver crashed through barricades set up for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the US, police say. A man and a woman died and many others were injured on the crowded street in Austin, Texas.

The driver is thought to have been trying to escape from the police when the collision happened. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said he had now been taken into custody after officers shocked him with a stun gun.

The driver will face two counts of capital murder over the crash, which took place about 12.30am local time (05:30 GMT) on Thursday.

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

What an a$$hole, what a tragedy.

# Mar 13, 2014 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BodomFan writes:

This was a frightening scene. I was one block away with some friends waiting in line at a club when we heard people screaming, and everyone just started running. By the time we got down the block, there were people lying all over the street wounded with bystanders trying to help get them outta the road. People were scared, crying, trying to figure out what happened. Apparently the a$$hole behind this was driving a stolen car drunk, and tried to flee when the cops pulled him over for a DUI stop. Thank god the cops were able to catch this prick after he crashed and tried to flee on foot. Normally I don't agree with the Texas justice system, but in this case he's gonna fry for this and deserves it. My thoughts and prayers go out to the dead/wounded and their families. Horrible night, such a tragedy.

# Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. cal writes:

" be david caruso in jade".

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 2:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Very sad news. Much love and best wishes to the families affected.

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. anon writes:

Apparently he was a wannabe rapper/music producer with 6 kids. And under the age of 25 with pre-existing crimes under his belt. Was born in South Carolina, but went to high school in Texas.

And you know, I know some pretty chill and cool dudes, but I'm going to say this anyway.

Lolcommonblackfolk.

Really, it's so stereotypical that it's pathetic. Here: ten facts you need to know. http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/03/sxsw-crash-suspect-rashad-charjuan-owens/

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

Fvcking disgusting...hopefully they will be able to in fact nail him with the capital charges, unlike that piece of human fvcking sh**e that intentionally ran his car into pedestrians (killing four, 5th severely maimed) here in Goleta back in 01 if I remember correctly. Well, THAT fvcking human garbage was RELEASED in 2012, after serving his 'sentence' in the cush 5-star accomodations of a psych ward ...unfvcking believable, bleeding heart California fvcking libtards

Don't mess with Texas, inject this motherfvck

Just terrible news

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

Leave it to the universe to put alcohol and an accessible vehicle near this piece of sh!t. Life sucks sometimes. Sorry to all the families of the victims.

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrianMN writes:

Horrible.
My thoughts are with the affected families.

# Mar 14, 2014 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. spiral_architect writes:

AFTER A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS, I WOULDN'T EVEN WANT TO SEE THE SHOW ANYMORE. JUST REFUND MY TICKETS AND LET ME LEAVE.

# Mar 22, 2014 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deathfreak writes:

What an a$$hole.... Rip to the people that died

# Mar 23, 2014 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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