Photos: Deadly crash at South by Southwest

Photos: Deadly crash at South by Southwest

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Police say a man and woman have been killed after a 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.

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by CBS News / KHOU / WFAA / KVUE

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 11:12 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Police say a man and woman have been killed after a 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.

Click here for photos from the scene.

The suspect reportedly drove off, heading the wrong way down 9th Street, which is a one-way street, turned onto Red River and crashed into a busy crowd at 11th street.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says 23 others were injured, five of them critically, in the incident around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. He says the two people who died were on a mo-ped that the motorist hit along with pedestrians who were leaving a club where a concert had been held.

Acevedo says the man faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.

 

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