One SXSW crash victim remains in critical condition

Julia Brouillette

One of the 23 victims injured in the South By Southwest crash is still in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge, according to spokeswoman Kendra Clawson.

DeAndre Tatum, 18, was among eight victims transported to UMC Brackenridge after a drunk driver sped through a crowd of people outside The Mohawk during SXSW.

Tatum’s condition has not changed since the incident occurred on March 13, Clawson said.

Two other victims, Mason Endres, 18, and Evan West, 29, have been moved to in-patient rehabilitation facilities. Joseph McCraney, 26, was released Saturday.

After the crash, 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr and 27-year-old Jamie West were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third victim, Sandy Le, died five days later. All other victims have since been released from the hospital.

Police have charged 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens with two counts of capital murder. In a press conference the day after the crash, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the department also planned to charge Owens with counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle. No additional charges have been filed.

Owens is currently in Travis County Jail, and his bond has been set at $3 million. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 9.