Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tragedy at SXSW Festival: 2 Dead, 23 Hurt. 5 Critical After Car Barrels Through Crowd


Two people are dead and 21 are injured after a car barreled through a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin after midnight.

According to reports, the driver of the car has been taken into custody and is being processed by the police.


The episode took place on a crowded street where festival goers were walking back and forth between nightclubs and hotspots.

I’m following the Austin Statesman for follow ups.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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