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Two Dead

After Suspected Drunk Driver Plows Through Pedestrians

3/13/2014 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0313-sxsw-accident-APTwo people were killed and 23 more injured after a suspected drunk driver, who was trying to evade arrest, crashed through barricades set up for a South By Southwest event and ran over several people.

Five of the injured were listed as critical. The two that died were riding a moped that was hit by the motorist. 

According to police, the driver then struck a cab before crashing. He then tried to flee on foot, but he was tracked down by an officer and shocked with a stun gun before being taken into custody.

Some of the victims were hit in front of The Mohawk, where Tyler the Creator was headlining.

The driver now faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.

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1.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Who the f*ck is Tyler the creator?

187 days ago
2.

PrincessMiri8907    

Since when does tmz report on real news?

187 days ago
3.

KOKOPELLeigh    

That's really sad. Hopefully the leading state in the Death Penalty doesn't let this one slip through the cracks.

187 days ago
4.

Chance223    

Drunk driving accidents happen everyday, so just because this happened at sxsw it's news??

187 days ago
5.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Hopefully this ass doesnt get out of prison!

187 days ago
6.

FerD    

Will never understand why people drink an drive... Senseless.

187 days ago
7.

flora68    

Drunken murderer! 2 people dead, 23 injured, 5 in critical condition.

But if the perp is WHITE, especially if he or his family is well-connected, he STILL may get off with probation or a 6-month sentence. That's how Texas juries tend to settle things, and sometimes even Texas judges. The police catch a LOT of drunk drivers but the carefully-chosen juries apparently see THEMSELVES in the DUI behavior, sympathize with the perps, and let them off! It's unfreakingbelievable but is almost the norm.

Of course, if he's NOT white, they'll probably happily convict and give him the death penalty.

187 days ago
8.

Usagi-chan    

Civil lawsuits against the show promotors in 3...2..1.

187 days ago
9.

HRH Prince Michael    

My condolences to all those affected by this
senseless crime.

Unquestionably, the "Music" Industry has merely begun to reap, what it has sown.

187 days ago
10.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Drunk drivers are horrible people

187 days ago
11.

HRH Prince Michael    

"Mr. Got-it-Goin' On with a diamond on his pinky
Mr. Corporate Hustler, that's reachin' for my crinkly/
with some kicks or a Forty, so I can be fly,
now, Why ask why, I got a D-U-I....."
"Keep, Keepin' On" by The Gangsta of Love
(c)1996 JONAH Productions/Melchizedek Muse Music


RIAA, NARAS, BMI, Studio-"Gangstas"/Chumopsters:
"WE won't let another Mutha-F**** Elvis happen!"

187 days ago
12.

zombie    

Soooooooo with all the tragedy involved it was necessary to get a plug in there for Tyler, the master.bater?!. Mmmmmmkay. Tyler AND The Mohawk thank you for the mention. Pathetic!

187 days ago
13.

billybob    

was the driver drunk?

187 days ago
14.

Louise    

There is just NO excuse for drinking and driving - NONE - NADA!!!!!!! My heart goes out to the families of all the victims. By the way, I had to Google this story to find out where it happened -Texas.

187 days ago
15.

freaksloan    

When are alcohol and cars going to be outlawed?

187 days ago
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