Third Person Dies In SXSW Car Crash
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo addresses the media during a press conference about the tragic accident on March 13. 2014-03-17 20:08:18 UTC Sandy Thuy Le, 26, became the third person to die from injuries sustained during a car crash outside of several nightclubs in Austin, Texas, during SXSW when she passed away Monday. She was hit outside The Mohawk music club early in wee hours of March 13. Le, who is from Pass Christian, Miss., sustained head injuries,according to the Associated Press , and had been in critical condition at theUniversity Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin since the accident . See also: SXSW Crash Victim Treated to Private Concert in Her Hospital Room Local police sayan intoxicated Rashad Owens, 21, was driving away from police that fateful night when his silver Toyota Sedan smashed through a barricade and sped into a crowd of people at 11th Street and Red River Street, killing two at the scene and injuring 21 others. Fifteen patients were quickly treated and released, but seven are still hospitalized; five reside at the university’s medical center, including one in critical condition. After speeding through the crowd, Owens’ car crashed into a taxi and a parked van, at which point he tried to escape on foot. The entire episode lasted about a minute. [Sandy] lived in this whimsy that almost made you jealous,” Le’s brother-in-law, Stuart Gates, told The Clarion Ledger . “She was a very carefree and nonchalant person with a definitely giving spirit, and she was very selfless.” Owens is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and is accused of driving while intoxicated. He is currently in custody in Bell County Jail in Texas, where his bond is set at $3 million bond.
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Car crash involving an ambulance in Carlisle
Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected 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. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died Monday, police said. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died from the injuries she sustained when she was run over outside The Mohawk music club early Thursday, Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Bremner said. Police say the driver, Rashad Owens, was fleeing police when he crashed through a barricade and accelerated his car into a crowd in Austin’s Red River Entertainment District, killing two people at the scene and injuring 21 others. Le had been listed in critical condition since she was struck. Dr. Christopher Ziebell, the emergency department director at the University Medical Center-Brackenridge, had said the two most critically injured patients suffered life-threatening head injuries. Stuart Gates told The Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Miss., that Le his sister-in-law was surrounded by friends and family when she died Monday morning.
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(WKYT) – On Friday evening, Kentucky State Police Post 6 responded to a collision involving a Nicholas County Ambulance. Charles Bailey, 21, of Mt. Olivet was driving south on U.S. 68. Bailey came up to an intersection at U.S. 68 and KY 36 and as he was making a left turn, did not see a Nicholas County Ambulance driving in his direction. The ambulance crashed into Bailey’s car right into the driver’s side. The crashed caused a multiple car collision as Bailey’s car crashed into Tammy McConnell, 41 of Carlisle. McConnell suffered from minor injuries and Bailey was transported to the UK Medical Center in Lexington. There was a patient in the ambulance during the crash, but no one in the ambulance suffered any serious injuries. The ambulance was not on an emergency run and did not have it’s lights or siren on during the accident. The crash is under investigation.
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SXSW Car Crash Claims Life of Third Victim
Sandy Le, a 26-year-old Austin resident who was one of those listed in critical condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge, succumbed to her injuries Monday. Steven Craenmehr, 35, of Amsterdam and Austin resident Jamie West, 27, were also killed after a motorist drove his car into a crowd of people on Red River Street outside Austins Mohawk venue. Wests husband, Evan, was one of 22 others who were injured as a result of the crash. He was listed in fair condition. The Austin-American Statesman reports thatMason Endres, 18, is the lone patient remaining at St. Davids Medical Center and that his condition is listed as fair. Rashad Owens, 21 and an aspiring musician, was arrested and has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. His blood alcohol level was .114 at the time of his arrest, police said.
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Davids Episcopal Church following a deadly car accident at the South by Southwest (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Related Tags: Accident , SXSW By Shannon Carlin A third person has died in result of the South by Southwest car crash that took place last Thursday (March 13.) According to The Austin American Statesman , Sandy Le, who was listed to be in critical condition since Thursday, passed away this morning (March 17) at University Medical Center Brackenridge. The Austin resident was one of 21 other people injured when a car driven by Rashad Owens of Killeen, TX, drove the wrong wayon 9th Street in downtown Austin, striking those standing outside the Mohawk nightclub. It was reported that the car blew through police barricades and struck several people who were outside of the venue with witnesses at the scene saying that the car could have been going as fast as 70 mph. The other two victims were StevenCraenmehr, 35, of the Netherlands, who served as creative director for the agency Massive Music and Jamie Ranae West, 27, alocal Austin resident who was riding on the back of a moped driven by her husband. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Six of those injuredin last weeks accident are still in the hospital, according to officials. Owens, 21, has formally been charged with one count of capital murder and is currently in the Travis County Jail with bail set at $3 million. In the aftermath of the accident, SXSW set up a fund called SXSW Cares , to help the victims. The Blood Center of Central Texas is also asking people to help by donating blood.
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Overdoses, cellphone-linked car crashes among top causes of fatal injury in U.S.
Overall, injury deaths increased 3.2 percent in 2012 from the year before, driven by increases in accidental deaths at home and in cars, according to the report. Poisoning used to be a concern only for young children “getting in the medicine cabinet and under the kitchen sink,” said Ken Kolosh, statistics manager for the National Safety Council. But starting in 1993, Kolosh said, a trend began to emerge of people in their 30s and 40s dying of unintentional poisoning, largely due to drug abuse. That trend has only strengthened, with poisoning now the major cause of unintentional fatal injuries among working-age adults aged 25 to 64. In 18 states and Washington, D.C., poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death. Drugs both legal and illicit accounted for nearly 91 percent of poisoning deaths reported in 2010, the report found, with alcohol poisoning accounting for an additional 6 percent. About half of those poisoning deaths are caused by overdoses of prescription drugs, Kolosh said. “Heroin death also appears to be increasing, and we will be tracking that as well,” he added. Young people, meanwhile, are dying in crashes that appear to be related to cellphones and other distractions — not alcohol or drugs, the report found.
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