2 Dead and 23 Injured at Austin’s SXSW Overnight.
Austin police are investigating a deadly crash during the busy South by Southwest festival. Police Chief Art Acevedo says the accident started as a DWI stop at a gas station on the Interstate 35 access road.
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.
Two people were killed and 23 others hospitalized. Five of the patients transported are in critical condition.
Police said they do have an individual in custody. They are not releasing the names of those killed until family members are notified.
Police said the two people killed were a man and woman on a moped.
Among the 23 injured, five were said to be in critical condition.
Anyone with information, or who has video or photos of the incident, is asked to call Austin Police at 512-974-5186