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Third Victim Dead in SXSW Crash

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A third victim has died from last week's drunken-driving crash at near Texas' South by Southwest festival.

Austin Police confirmed Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died from her injuries sustained in the early Friday morning incident in which two dozen people were mowed down on a street closed to vehicles.

Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, from Killeen, Texas, was charged with one count of capital murder and is being held on $3 million bond, the Austin Police Department said on its website. Police have said additional charges could be added later, such as numerous counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.

Owens was asked to pull over at a sobriety check point and instead sped away from a police car. He smashed through a police barricade and then plowed down people, some of them lined up outside a nightclub, over a span of city blocks.

The suspect then tried to flee on foot but was subdued by an officer with the stun gun.

Police he fled a traffic stop because of outstanding warrants and feared prison, court documents showed.

He had a blood alcohol level of .114, over the legal limit of .08, breath test results showed.

— Patrick Garrity

Reuters contributed to this report.

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