At Least 2 Dead After Car Crashes Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival
By DAN BILEFSKY
Jason Henry for The New York Times
At least two people were killed and 23 others were injured, five critically, when a car at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., slammed through barricades into a crowd, the police said Thursday.
The Associated Press reported that the driver was drunk and was evading arrest when his car crashed into people gathered on a busy street, injuring about two dozen of them. The Austin police chief, Art Acevedo, was quoted by The A.P. as saying that two people were killed on a moped that was hit as revelers were leaving a club at around 12:30 a.m. He told The A.P. that the driver had jumped out of his car and had tried to run away after hitting a taxi.