A third victim has died from her injuries from a car accident during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Texas. The victim was a 26-year-old woman who was attending the festival when she was struck by a car. She died from her injuries from the car accident a few days later. The accused is a 21-year-old man who was trying to flee from the police because he was drunk.
The incident occurred after police set up a drunk driving checkpoint at the end of the event to ensure that people would drive home safely. Because the man was already drunk, he tried to avoid the checkpoint by intentionally driving his car through a crowd of people. He injured 22 people, killing two at the scene. This recent death is now the third victim. The man has been charged with capital murder, and the date of his court appearance has been scheduled.
The 26-year-old victim was full of life and pursuing her education to become a dentist. She was the youngest of four children in a Vietnamese family. Since her death, friends and family have raised more than $12,000 to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.
The man faces capital murder charges for the car accident that killed three people. There is a possibility that he could face additional charges if more people die from their injuries. Texas courts can help families with legal and financial assistance during these difficult times. Even though it will never bring loved ones back, there is comfort in knowing that the person responsible for the death will be held accountable for the crime.
Source: chron.com, Third victim of SXSW rampage dies, Mike Ward, March 17, 2014