Police: 2 Dead After Car Crashes into Texas Crowd

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police in Austin, Texas 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.

Victims lay injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people near a venue for the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, March 13, 2014.

Police in Austin, Texas 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.

Police say 23 others were injured, five of them critically, in the incident that happened shortly after midnight. Police say 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.

Police say the man also struck a cab before jumping out of his car and trying to run. Officers shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody.


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