2 dead after car crashes into Texas crowd, police say

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Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 7:08 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Police in Austin, Texas say a man and woman have been killed after a 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.

Police say 23 others were injured, five of them critically, in the incident that happened shortly after midnight. Police say the two people who died were on a mo-ped that the motorist hit along with pedestrians who were leaving a club where a concert had been held.

Police say the man also struck a cab before jumping out of his car and trying to run. Officers shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody. He faces two counts of capital murder.

 

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